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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
University of California Davis
School of Law (King Hall)
400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616-5201
Chapman University School of Law
370 North Glassell St.
Orange, CA 92866-1032
University of California Irvine
School of Law
401 E. Peltason Drive, Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92697-8000
Golden Gate University School of Law
536 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-2921
University of California Los Angeles
School of Law

P.O. Box 951476
Los Angeles, CA  90095-1476
Loyola Law School
919 S. Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1211
University of California
Hastings College of the Law
200 McAllister St.
San Francisco, CA 94102-4707
Pepperdine University School of Law
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4655
University of La Verne College of Law*
320 East "D" St.
Ontario, CA 91764
Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0001
University of San Diego
School of Law
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010-1106
University of San Francisco
School of Law
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
University of Southern California
Gould School of Law
University Park
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0071
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
1155 Island Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
University of the Pacific
McGeorge School of Law
3200 Fifth Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817-2705
University of California Berkeley
School of Law
(Boalt Hall)
270 Simon Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
Western State University
College of Law
1111 North State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831-3014
   Whittier Law School
3333 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1501

*  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
San Francisco Law School
Alliant International University

20 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94102-5802
Empire College School of Law
3035 Cleveland Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2122
San Joaquin College of Law
901 5th St.
Clovis, CA 93612-1312
559-323-2100 or
Glendale University College of Law
220 North Glendale Ave.
Glendale, CA 91206-4454
San Luis Obispo College of Law
(A branch of Monterey College of Law)
733 Marsh Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(831) 582-4000
Humphreys College Laurence Drivon School of Law
6650 Inglewood Ave.
Stockton, CA 95207-3861
Santa Barbara College of Law
20 E. Victoria St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2606
John F. Kennedy University School of Law
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4817
Southern California Institute of Law
Santa Barbara campus
1525 State St., Suite 202
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2500
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
3140 “J” St.
Sacramento, CA 95816-4403
Southern California Institute of Law
Ventura campus
877 South Victoria Ave., Suite 111
Ventura, CA 93003-5377
Lincoln Law School of San Jose
One North First St.
San Jose, CA 95113-1227
Trinity Law School
2200 North Grand Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705-7016
Monterey College of Law
100 Col. Durham St.
Seaside, CA 93955-7300
University of West Los Angeles School of Law
San Fernando Valley Campus
9201 Oakdale Ave., #201
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Pacific Coast University School of Law
1650 Ximeno Ave., Suite 300
Long Beach, CA 90804
University of West Los Angeles School of Law
West Los Angeles Campus
9800 S. La Cienega Blvd., 12th Floor
Inglewood, CA 90301-4423
San Diego Law School
(A branch campus of San Francisco Law School)
Alliant International University
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA  92131
Ventura College of Law
4475 Market St.
Ventura, CA 93003-7774

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
Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy
P.O. Box 26870
Fresno, CA 93729-6870
California Southern University
930 Roosevelt Avenue
Irvine, CA 92620
Taft Law School
3700 So. Susan St., Office 200
Santa Ana, CA 92704-6954
International Pacific School of Law
3055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90010
University of Honolulu School of Law
P.O. Box 581053
Modesto, CA 95350-0019
Northwestern California University
School of Law
2151 River Plaza Drive, Suite 306
Sacramento, CA 95833-4133

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
Concord Law School of Kaplan University
10866 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90024
American Heritage University
School of Law and Public Policy
1802 East G St.
Ontario, CA 91764
St. Francis School of Law
895 Dove St., 3rd Floor
Newport Beach, CA  92606
California School of Law
5276 Hollister Ave, #262
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
805-683-5337 and

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
Peoples College of Law
660 S. Bonnie Brae St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
California Southern Law School
3775 Elizabeth St.
Riverside, CA 92506
Pinnacles School of Law
P.O. Box 1504
Ridgecrest, CA 93556
Irvine University College of Law
18000 Studebaker Road, Suite 300
Cerritos, CA 90703
University of Silicon Valley Law School
7392 Crews Road
Gilroy, CA 95020
Larry H. Layton School of Law
3807 W. Sierra Highway, Suite 206
Acton, CA 93510
Western Sierra Law School
8690 Aero Drive Suites 115-90
San Diego, CA 92123
McMillan Academy of Law
4670 Nebo Drive, Suite 200
La Mesa, CA 91941

Pacific West College of Law
2011 West Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92868