An Affordable, Accessible Law School
Abraham Lincoln University believes law school should be accessible – both financially and logistically – to working adults. That’s why ALU School of Law provides a focused and practical online legal education. ALU is proud to be one of the top California law schools providing a fully online Juris Doctor degree.
ALU is registered with the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California in the unaccredited distance learning school category. ALU School of Law is a comprehensive, fully-online Juris Doctor program designed to pave the way for your unique career path and prepare you for the California First Year Law Students’ Examination (FYLSX, commonly referred to as the “Baby Bar”) and the California General Bar Examination (GBX).
Our curriculum is delivered through user-friendly education technologies such as a student learning center, live-streaming video, and interactive chat rooms and discussion boards to make law school accessible to working professionals.
School of Law Objectives
The ALU School of Law aims to educate qualified individuals through a learner-centered curriculum to gain a command of the fundamentals of law.
Graduates of the School of Law will have sufficient knowledge and skills to:
- Understand the theories and principles of law, their qualifications and limitations, and their relationships to each other.
- Effectively evaluate possible legal issues in personal and professional situations.
- Engage in legal analysis and problem solving.
- Develop effective preventative legal strategies.
- Communicate legal issues in a thorough, organized, and persuasive manner.
The School of Law’s educational objectives are attained through a comprehensive curriculum comparable to the majority of American Bar Association-approved law schools.
The Juris Doctor requires 140 quarter units.
Upon passing the First-Year Law Students’ Examination (FYLSX, also known as the “Baby Bar”), General Bar Examination (GBX, also known as California Bar Exam), the moral character evaluation, the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), and not being in arrears with family support obligations, ALU graduates are eligible to become full members of the State Bar of California and are eligible to practice in California. Learn more about School of Law Disclosures.
Further information about the Juris Doctor degree program, program objectives, and student learning outcomes can be found in the program catalog.
Flexible Online Classes
A significant difference between ALU’s distance learning platform and brick-and-mortar schools is our versatile, user-friendly technology. Law students can participate through:
- Online Live Classes: Students can join live online classrooms and interact with the professor and peers in real time.
- Online Discussion Forums: Students can access forums at any time, providing additional student and faculty interaction..
- Online Recorded Videos: All recordings of live online sessions are available for review. Missing a class is not an issue—you can view the lecture at any time.
- On-Campus Attendance: Students in Los Angeles may attend classes in on-site classrooms.
Our online platform is easy to get used to and our tech team is here to support you if you run into any problems. You can access class from anywhere, anytime (with an internet connection), no matter what your schedule or lifestyle.