Abraham Lincoln University School of Law's authority to grant a J.D. degree, which qualifies graduates to take the California Bar Exam, is as an unaccredited, distance learning law school that is registered with the Committee of Bar Examiners.
After graduation, the students, like those of all bar eligible law schools, in the Bar-eligible Juris Doctor program are eligible to sit for the California Bar Examination, and upon successful completion, can become members of the State Bar of California and be eligible to practice in California and Federal courts.
Every law student that intends to be a general applicant for admission to practice law in California must register with the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California no later than 90 days after he or she begins the study of law and Bar preparation courses to obtain California Bar eligibility.
The method of instruction at this law school for the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree program is principally by technological means including interactive classes.
Students enrolled in the J.D. degree program at this law school who successfully complete the first year of law study must pass the First-Year Law Students' Examination required by Business and Professions Code §6060(h) and Rule VIII of the Rules Regulating Admissions to Practice Law in California as part of the requirements to qualify to take the California Bar Examination. A student who passes the First-Year Law Students' Examination within three (3) administrations of the examination after first becoming eligible to take it will receive credit for all legal studies completed to the time the examination is passed. A student who does not pass the examination within three (3) administrations of the examination after first becoming eligible to take it must be promptly disqualified from the law school's J.D. degree program. If the dismissed student subsequently passes the examination, the student is eligible for re-enrollment in this law school's J.D. program, but will receive credit for only one year of legal study.
Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy the requirements for admission to practice in jurisdictions other than California. A student intending to seek admission to practice law in a jurisdiction other than California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding the legal education requirements in that jurisdiction for admission to the practice of law.
Registration consists of the filing of a form that inquires into the applicant’s age, addresses, general education and legal education. The registration form must be completed accurately under penalty of perjury.
Registration forms are available directly from the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California from their offices or on their internet website (see below). Potential students with any questions may contact the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California at:
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