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Rules and Fees Law schools in California approved by the ABA The following schools are…

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Law schools in California approved by the ABA

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

California Western School of Law
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101
University of California Davis
School of Law (King Hall)

400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616
Chapman University
Fowler School of Law

One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
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 Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

University of California Los Angeles
School of Law

1242 Law Building
385 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA  90095

Loyola Law School
919 S. Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Pepperdine University School of Law
Odell McConnell Law Center
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
University of the Pacific
McGeorge School of Law

3200 Fifth Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817
University of San Diego
School of Law

5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010
University of San Francisco
School of Law

2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Stanford Law School
Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305

University of Southern California
Gould School of Law

699 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90089
University of California
Hastings College of the Law

200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
University of California
Berkeley Law

215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
Western State University
College of Law

1 Banting
Irvine, CA 92618

Law schools in California accredited by the State Bar’s Committee of Bar Examiners

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

Cal Northern School of Law
1395 Ridgewood Drive, Suite 100
Chico, CA 95973
San Diego Law School
(A branch campus of San Francisco Law School)
Alliant International University
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA  92131
Empire College School of Law
3035 Cleveland Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
San Francisco Law School
Alliant International University

1475 66th Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
Glendale University College of Law
220 North Glendale Avenue
Glendale, CA 91206
San Joaquin College of Law
901 5th Street
Clovis, CA 93612
Humphreys University Drivon
School of Law

6650 Inglewood Avenue
Stockton, CA 95207
San Luis Obispo College of Law
(A branch of Monterey College of Law)
4119 Broad Street, #200
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
John F. Kennedy University
College of Law

100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Santa Barbara College of Law
20 East Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Kern County College of Law
(A branch of Monterey College of Law)
1731 Chester Avenue, Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Southern California Institute of Law*
Santa Barbara campus
1525 State Street, Suite 202
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2500
Lincoln Law School of San Jose
384 S. Second Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Southern California Institute of Law*
Ventura campus
877 South Victoria Avenue, Suite 111
Ventura, CA 93003
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
3140 “J” Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
University of West Los Angeles School of Law
San Fernando Valley Campus
19900 Plummer Street 
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Monterey College of Law
100 Col. Durham Street
Seaside, CA 93955
Trinity Law School
2200 North Grand Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Pacific Coast University **
School of Law
1650 Ximeno Avenue, Suite 300
Long Beach, CA 90804
Ventura College of Law
4475 Market Street
Ventura, CA 93003
University of West Los Angeles 
School of Law

West Los Angeles Campus
9800 S. La Cienega Boulevard, 12th Floor
Inglewood, CA 90301
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
701 B Street
San Diego, CA 92101
University of La Verne College of Law
320 East Street
Ontario, CA 91764

*The Committee of Bar Examiners has terminated the accreditation and degree granting authority of this school effective June 1, 2020

** The Committee of Bar Examiners has issued a Notice of Intent to Terminate Accreditation

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

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 Institute of Law
18411 Crenshaw Boulevard, Suite 416
Torrance, CA 90504
Northwestern California University
School of Law

2151 River Plaza Drive, Suite 306
Sacramento, CA 95833
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
California Southern University
School of Law

3330 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Taft Law School
3700 South Susan Street, Office 200
Santa Ana, CA 92704-6954
San Francisco International University College of Law
400 Oyster Point Boulevard, Suite 422
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Registered unaccredited distance learning law schools in California

The following institutions are currently registered by the State Bar’s Committee of Bar Examiners 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
100 W. Broadway, Suite 600
Glendale, CA 91210
Concord Law School at Purdue University Global
10100 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 362
Los Angeles, CA 90067
American Heritage University
School of Law
1802 East G Street
Ontario, CA 91764
St. Francis School of Law
895 Dove Street, 3rd Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92660
California School of Law
5276 Hollister Avenue, #262
Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Registered unaccredited fixed facility law schools in California

The following institutions are currently registered by the State Bar’s Committee of Bar Examiners 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

45-290 Fargo Street
Indio, CA 92201
Peoples College of Law
660 S. Bonnie Brae Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
California Southern Law School
3775 Elizabeth Street
Riverside, CA 92506
Irvine University College of Law
18000 Studebaker Road, Suite 300
Cerritos, CA 90703
Western Sierra Law School
8575 Gibbs Drive, Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92123
Pacific West College of Law
2011 West Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA 92868

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