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Juris Doctor

Online Law School

Juris Doctor Degree

Study and Attend Class 100% Online

Welcome to Abraham Lincoln University’s Online Law Degree Program

Established in 1996, we are one of the oldest online law schools in California and the nation. We pride ourselves on the establishment of a rigorous, quality, online law education that prepares the student for a number of careers with a law degree requirement.

Our Juris Doctor online degree program is designed to be one of the best JD programs for working professionals, providing students with the flexibility they need without sacrificing a quality education. Abraham Lincoln University’s online law degree is ideal for those who want to practice law or enter into one of the many legal fields that a Juris Doctor degree affords. Students will learn the advanced analytical skills necessary to write legal documents, conduct legal research, and evaluate legal issues. Our law school admission requirements include a bachelor’s degree and an online assessment; no LSAT is required.

Students in the JD program must register as law students with the State Bar of California within 90 days after beginning the study of law. Upon passing the First-Year Law Students’ Examination (FYLSX, also known as the “Baby Bar”), the California Bar Examination (CBX), and Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), as well as receiving a positive moral character determination and not being in arrears with family support obligations, our law school graduates of the Juris Doctor program are eligible to become full members of the State Bar of California and to practice in California.

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 and completely 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).


Upon successful completion of the Juris Doctor program, graduates from ALU’s online law school will have acquired the knowledge and skills needed 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.

Program Plan for the Juris Doctor Degree

The Juris Doctor requires 140 quarter units

LF100A Contracts A 11 7
LF100B Contracts B 9 6
LF200 Criminal Law 14 10
LF300A Torts A 9 6
LF300B Torts B 9 6
*Students must take and pass the First Year Law School Exam (FYLSX) before continuing to the 2nd year. Please see JD Catalog for additional information*
LU07 Civil Procedure 12 8
LU06 Evidence 12 8
LU08 Professional Responsibility 6 4
LU09 Constitutional Law 12 8
LU10 Community Property 10 7
LU01 Real Property 12 8
LU02 Wills & Trusts 12 8
LU03 Criminal Procedure 6 4
LU04 Corporations 12 8
LU05 Remedies 10 7
LU68 Products, Liability, Litigation 6 4
LU61 First Amendment 6 4
LU41 Advanced Legal Research & Writing 6 4
LU62 Advanced Business Associations 6 4
LU63 Contemporary Ethical Issues 6 4
LU64 Future Interests/Mortgages 6 4
LU60 Trial Techniques 6 4
LU66 UCC (Section 2,3 and 9) 5 3
LU67 Civil Litigation before Trial 5 4

Online Law School Faculty Highlight

Professor Lydia Liberio, School of Law Faculty

Ms. Liberio teaches immigration law and civil litigation law at ALU. She has enjoyed inspiring students as a curriculum designer in law, paralegal studies, criminal justice, criminology, business and project management. Ms. Liberio is an experienced civil litigation attorney and mediator in complex corporate, insurance, environmental, employment and family matters. Credentials as an LLM, MBA, risk manager, agile project manager, fraud examiner, e-discovery specialist, and mediator inform her trial, arbitration, mediation, in-house legal department management and contract compliance experience. She has advised companies in-house (MCA/Universal Studios, JM Eagle, PlastPro) and as outside General Counsel. Lydia serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court, and adjudicated hundreds of small claims, unlawful detainer, and traffic cases. She is a mediator for California Lawyers for the Arts and the EEOC. Ms. Liberio believes, like Gandhi, that people should “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Her favorite ALU memory is getting to meet her amazing online students in person at an ALU graduation.

Online Law School Faculty Highlight

Meet the Director of Law & Legal Studies

Meet the Director of Law & Legal Studies

Name: Ms. Bernadette Agaton, J.D.

Title: Director of Law & Legal Studies

ALU’s mission is to provide accessible, career-focused and lifelong learning opportunities to students at the undergraduate and graduate level. ALU aims to be a leader in online education for a global learning community.

ALU believes in providing students with the opportunity to achieve their educational and career-related goals to contribute to an ever-changing global community.

At Abraham Lincoln University, we believe in:

  • Conducting academic and business operations in an open, collaborative and ethical manner.
  • Facilitating accessibility and affordability for a diverse and non-traditional student body.
  • Incorporating quality into educational activities and support services that meet or exceed standards set by accrediting and regulatory bodies.
  • Embedding a practitioner’s perspective into the curriculum with a focus on skills, knowledge and abilities needed for entry or progression in occupations or fields of study.
  • Offering a dynamic, technology-based distance education environment that expands access to postsecondary education and engages students in a rich, multimedia learning experience.
  • Developing competence in communication, critical thinking, collaboration and information utilization to enhance opportunities for sustained career success.
  • Providing clear learning outcomes, timely feedback and assessment to promote student course content mastery.
  • Engaging in a constant process of continuous improvement through policy and course and program outcomes assessment to promote student mastery of program and course objectives, retention and graduation.

The School of Law is registered with the Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE) of the State Bar of California as an unaccredited distance learning law school. ALU’s authority to grant a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, which qualifies graduates to take the California Bar Examination and obtain admission to the practice of law in California, is through the Committee of Bar Examiners. ALU students must pass the First-Year Law Students’ Examination (FYLSX) at the end of the first year of law school study.

The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (Main Office)
415-538-2000 (Main Office)
845 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90017-2515 (Branch Office)
213-765-1000 (Branch Office)

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