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Law Schools in California Approved by the America Bar Association (ABA)  

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The following schools are approved by the American Bar Association and by such approval are deemed accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners.

California Western School of Law
225 Cedar St.
San Diego, CA 92101-3046
619-239-0391
www.cwsl.edu
University of California Davis
School of Law (King Hall)
400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616-5201
530-752-0243
www.law.ucdavis.edu
Chapman University School of Law
370 North Glassell St.
Orange, CA 92866-1032
888-242-1913
714-628-2500
www.chapman.edu/law
University of California Irvine
School of Law
401 E. Peltason Drive, Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92697-8000
949-824-0066
www.law.uci.edu
Golden Gate University School of Law
536 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-2921
415-442-6600
www.ggu.edu/schools/law
University of California Los Angeles
School of Law

P.O. Box 951476
Los Angeles, CA  90095-1476
310-825-4841
Loyola Law School
919 S. Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1211
213-736-1000
www.lls.edu
University of California
Hastings College of the Law
200 McAllister St.
San Francisco, CA 94102-4707
415-565-4600
www.uchastings.edu
Pepperdine University School of Law
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4655
310-456-4634
www.law.pepperdine.edu
University of La Verne College of Law*
320 East "D" St.
Ontario, CA 91764
909-460-2000
http://law.laverne.edu
Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0001
408-554-4800
www.scu.edu/law
University of San Diego
School of Law
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
619-260-4600
www.sandiego.edu/usdlaw
Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010-1106
213-738-6700
www.swlaw.edu
University of San Francisco
School of Law
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-422-6586
www.usfca.edu/law
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
650-723-2465
www.law.stanford.edu
University of Southern California
Gould School of Law
University Park
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0071
213-740-2523
www.usc.edu/dept/law
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
1155 Island Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
619-297-9700
www.tjsl.edu
University of the Pacific
McGeorge School of Law
3200 Fifth Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817-2705
916-739-7191
www.mcgeorge.edu
University of California Berkeley
School of Law
(Boalt Hall)
270 Simon Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
510-642-2274
www.law.berkeley.edu
Western State University
College of Law
1111 North State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831-3014
714-738-1000
www.wsulaw.edu
   Whittier Law School
3333 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1501
714-444-4141
www.law.whittier.edu

*  Provisionally approved by the ABA - March 16, 2012

 

Law Schools in California Accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners (CALS)

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The following schools are accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners.

Cal Northern School of Law
1395 Ridgewood Drive, Suite 100
Chico, CA 95973-7802
530-891-6900
www.calnorthern.edu
San Francisco Law School
20 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94102-5802
415-626-5550
www.alliant.edu/sfls
Empire College School of Law
3035 Cleveland Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2122
707-546-4000
www.empcol.edu
San Joaquin College of Law
901 5th St.
Clovis, CA 93612-1312
559-323-2100 or
800-522-0994
www.sjcl.edu
Glendale University College of Law
220 North Glendale Ave.
Glendale, CA 91206-4454
818-247-0770
www.glendalelaw.edu
Santa Barbara College of Law
20 E. Victoria St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2606
805-979-9860
www.collegesoflaw.edu
Humphreys College Laurence Drivon School of Law
6650 Inglewood Ave.
Stockton, CA 95207-3861
209-478-0800
www.humphreys.edu
Southern California Institute of Law
Santa Barbara campus
1525 State St., Suite 202
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2500
805-963-4654
www.lawdegree.com
John F. Kennedy University School of Law
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4817
925-969-3550
www.jfku.edu/schools/law
Southern California Institute of Law
Ventura campus
877 South Victoria Ave., Suite 111
Ventura, CA 93003-5377
805-644-2327
www.lawdegree.com
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
3140 “J” St.
Sacramento, CA 95816-4403
916-446-1275
www.lincolnlaw.edu
Trinity Law School
2200 North Grand Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705-7016
714-796-7100
www.tls.edu
Lincoln Law School of San Jose
One North First St.
San Jose, CA 95113-1227
408-977-7227
www.lincolnlawsj.edu
University of West Los Angeles School of Law
San Fernando Valley Campus
9201 Oakdale Ave., #201
Chatsworth, CA 91311
818-775-4500
www.uwla.edu
Monterey College of Law
100 Col. Durham St.
Seaside, CA 93955-7300
831-582-4000
www.montereylaw.edu
University of West Los Angeles School of Law
West Los Angeles Campus
9800 S. La Cienega Blvd., 12th Floor
Inglewood, CA 90301-4423
310-342-5250
www.uwla.edu
Pacific Coast University School of Law
1650 Ximeno Ave., Suite 310
Long Beach, CA 90804
562-961-8200
www.pculaw.com
Ventura College of Law
4475 Market St.
Ventura, CA 93003-7774
805-765-9300
www.collegesoflaw.edu
San Diego Law School* 
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA  92131
310-718-6516
www.alliant.edu\sdls 
 

 * Provisionally accredited

Unaccredited Law Schools in California

The lists below are published for informational purposes only. Please refer to the Unaccredited Law School Rules for the requirements for registration as:

Neither the committee nor the State Bar's Office of Admissions will advise prospective students on the advantages or disadvantages of studying law through correspondence, distance-learning or fixed-facility law schools or the quality of the legal education programs provided by the listed schools.

Prospective students should refer to available resources such as the law school pass/fail statistics on the bar examination and First-Year Law Students' Examination current and former students, pre-legal advisers located on college or university campuses and other career counselors, among others.

Applicants seeking admission to practice law in California will receive credit for their law study at a registered unaccredited law school only if such study is completed in accordance with the Admissions Rules.

Students attending registered unaccredited law schools are required to take the First-Year Law Students' Examination and must pass it within three administrations after first becoming eligible to take the examination, which is upon completion of the first year of law study, in order to receive credit for law study undertaken up to the point of passage.

If the examination is passed on a subsequent attempt, only one year of law study credit will be given toward meeting the legal education requirements needed to qualify to take the California Bar Examination.

Registered Unaccredited Correspondence Law Schools in California

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The following institutions are currently registered by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California as unaccredited correspondence law schools. A correspondence law school is a law school that conducts instruction principally by correspondence. A correspondence law school must require at least 864 hours of preparation and study per year for four years.

American International School of Law
16491 Scientific Way
Irvine, CA  92618
888-875-5175
www.aisol.org
Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy
P.O. Box 26870
Fresno, CA 93729-6870
559-650-7755
www.obcl.edu
California Southern University
930 Roosevelt Avenue
Irvine, CA 92620
800-477-2254
ww.calsouthern.edu
Taft Law School
3700 So. Susan St., Office 200
Santa Ana, CA 92704-6954
800-882-4555
www.taftu.edu
International Pacific School of Law
3350 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 777
Los Angeles, CA 90010
888-921-8899
www.paclawschool.com
University of Honolulu School of Law
1609 Tully Road, Suite 4
Modesto, CA 95350-4030
209-577-3161
www.universityofhonoluluschooloflaw.net
Northwestern California University
School of Law
2151 River Plaza Drive, Suite 306
Sacramento, CA 95833-4133
916-920-9470
www.nwculaw.edu

Registered Unaccredited Distance Learning Law Schools in California

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The following institutions are currently registered by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California as unaccredited distance-learning law schools. A distance-learning law school is a law school that conducts instruction and provides interactive classes principally by technological means. A distance-learning law school must require at least 864 hours of preparation and study per year for four years.

Abraham Lincoln University
School of Law
3530 Wilshire Blvd, #1435
Los Angeles, CA 90010
866-558-0999
www.alu.edu
Concord Law School of Kaplan University
10866 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90024
800-439-4794
www.concordlawschool.edu
American Heritage University
School of Law and Public Policy
1802 East G St.
Ontario, CA 91764
888-484-8689
www.amheritageuniv.net
St. Francis School of Law
19200 Von Karman Ave., Suite 500
Irvine, CA  92612
800-931-2694
www.stfrancislaw.com
California School of Law
5276 Hollister Ave, #262
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
805-683-5337 and
866-970-4529
www.californiaschooloflaw.com

Registered Unaccredited Fixed Facility Law Schools in California

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The following institutions are currently registered by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California as unaccredited fixed-facility law schools. A fixed-facility law school is a law school that conducts its instruction principally in physical classroom facilities. A fixed-facility law school must require classroom attendance of its students for a minimum of 270 hours a year for four years.

California Desert Trial Academy College of Law
45-915 Oasis St.
Indio, CA 92201
760-771-5490
www.cdtalaw.com
Peoples College of Law
660 S. Bonnie Brae St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
213-483-0083
www.peoplescollegeoflaw.edu 
California Southern Law School
3775 Elizabeth St.
Riverside, CA 92506
951-683-6760
www.cslawschool.com
Pinnacles School of Law
912 Perdew St., Suite A
Ridgecrest, CA  93555
760-446-1500
www.pinnaclelawschool.com
Irvine University College of Law
10900 183rd St., Suite 330
Cerritos, CA 90703
562-865-7111
www.irvineuniversity.edu/
University of Silicon Valley Law School
7392 Crews Road
Gilroy, CA 95020
408-410-7422
www.usvlaw.com
Larry H. Layton School of Law
3807 W. Sierra Highway, Suite 206
Acton, CA 93510
661-269-5291
www.vanguardnews.com
Univ. of San Luis Obispo School of Law
P.O. Box 790
Ridgecrest, CA 93556
805-544-6767
www.slolaw.org
McMillan Academy of Law
4670 Nebo Drive, Suite 200
La Mesa, CA 91941
619-393-1798
www.maol.info
Western Sierra Law School
8690 Aero Drive Suites 115-90
San Diego, CA 92123
858-569-9223
www.wslawschool.com
Pacific West College of Law
2011 West Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92868
714-634-3738
www.pacificwestcollege.com