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Juris Doctor

Online Law School

Program Description

Juris Doctor

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 Program 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

Student Services and Activities

  • Delta Theta Phi - ALU’s law students after meeting minimum cumulative grade average thresholds are given the opportunity to join Delta Theta Phi, one of the oldest law fraternities in the United States, dating back over 100 years. The Park Senate was created in early 2017. Through membership in Delta Theta Phi, students can participate in the Adelphia Law Review, which publishes articles dealing with new legal topics, controversial topics, and complex legal issues.
  • Academic Success Program – Students admitted or placed on academic probation must participate in the Academic Success Program. All students are welcome to receive additional academic support and a course site with academic support resources is available to all students.
  • Student Center – All students may access an administrative center for students.
  • Part-time student access to the online Westlaw Law Library, including staff support, 24/7 attorney reference desk, and Westlaw account manager
  • Quarterly ALU Newsletter
  • ALU Blog articles
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