Unaccredited Law Schools

Unaccredited Law Schools

Source – State Bar of California at http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/Education/LegalEducation.aspx

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.

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.

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.

To be eligible to take the California Bar Examination, one must have completed at least two years of college before beginning the study of law or must have passed certain specified College Level Equivalency Program examinations before beginning law study and must have graduated from a law school approved by the American Bar Association or accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of The State Bar of California or have completed four years of law study at an unaccredited or correspondence law school registered with the Committee or studied law in a law office or judge’s chambers in accordance with the Rules Regulating Admission to Practice Law in California.

Those studying law who did not successfully complete their first year of law study at a school approved by the American Bar Association or accredited by the Committee must take the First-Year Law Students’ Examination upon completion of their first year of law study. They must pass the examination within three administrations of first becoming eligible to take it in order to receive credit for law study accomplished up to the time of passage. If they pass the examination on their fourth or more attempt, they will receive credit for only one year of law study.”

ABA Law Schools

Law Schools Accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA)
Source – State Bar of California at http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/Education/LegalEducation/LawSchools.aspx

California Western School of Law

  • 225 Cedar Street
  • San Diego, CA 92101-3046
  • (619) 239-0391
  • www.cwsl.edu

University of California at 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 Street
  • Orange, CA 92866-1032
  • (888) 242-1913
  • (714) 628-2500
  • www.chapman.edu/law

University of California at 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

University of California at Los Angeles

  • School of Law
  • P.O. Box 951476
  • Los Angeles, CA  90095-1476
  • (310) 825-4841
  • www.law.uci.edu  

Loyola Law School

  • 919 S. Albany Street
  • Los Angeles, CA 90015-1211
  • (213) 736-1000
  • www.lls.edu University of California

Hastings College of the Law

  • 200 McAllister Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94102-4707
  • (415) 565-4600
  • www.uchastings.edu

Pepperdine University School of Law

University of San Diego, School of Law

  • 5998 Alcalá Park
  • San Diego, CA 92110-2492
  • (619) 260-4600
  • www.sandiego.edu/usdlaw

Santa Clara University School of Law

  • 500 El Camino Real
  • Santa Clara, CA 95053-0001
  • (408) 554-4800
  • www.scu.edu/law
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University of San Francisco, School of Law

  • 2130 Fulton Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94117
  • (415) 422-6586
  • www.usfca.edu/law  

Southwestern Law School

  • 3050 Wilshire Boulevard
  • Los Angeles, CA 90010-1106
  • (213) 738-6700
  • www.swlaw.edu

University of Southern California, Gould School of Law

  • University Park
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0071
  • (213) 740-2523
  • www.usc.edu/dept/law

Stanford Law School

  • 559 Nathan Abbott Way
  • Stanford, CA 94305-8610
  • (650) 723-2465
  • www.law.stanford.edu University of the Pacific

McGeorge School of Law

  • 3200 Fifth Avenue
  • Sacramento, CA 95817-2705
  • (916) 739-7191
  • www.mcgeorge.edu

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

  • 1155 Island Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • (619) 297-9700
  • www.tjsl.edu

Western State University

  • College of Law
  • 1111 North State College Blvd.
  • Fullerton, CA 92831-3014
  • (714) 738-1000
  • www.wsulaw.edu

University of California at Berkeley

  • Boalt Hall School of Law
  • 270 Simon Hall
  • Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
  • (510) 642-2274
  • www.law.berkeley.edu

Whittier Law School

  • 3333 Harbor Blvd.
  • Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1501
  • (714) 444-4141
  • www.law.whittier.edu

Cities served by Newport Harbor Bar Association

Cities covered

  • Anaheim
  • Cypress
  • Costa Mesa
  • Fountain Valley
  • Garden Grove
  • Huntington Beach
  • Irvine
  • La Brea
  • Lake Forest
  • Los Alamitos
  • Laguna Beach
  • Laguna Woods
  • Laguna Hills
  • La Habra
  • Midway City
  • Newport Beach
  • Newport Coast
  • Orange
  • Rossmoor
  • Santa Ana
  • Seal Beach
  • Stanton
  • Sunset Beach
  • Surfside
  • Tustin
  • Westminster