This law school has been placed on probation by its accreditor, The State Bar of California, through its Committee of Bar Examiners, due to reporting a five-year cumulative bar exam pass rate (MPR) of 39.7 for 2020, when a minimum of 40 percent is required under Rule 4.160(N); the law school must raise this MPR to 40 percent or more by July 1, 2022 or the law school’s accreditation may be terminated. See current MPR statistics for all accredited law schools on the State Bar’s website.
The JFK School of Law is accredited by The Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. Accreditation by The Committee of Bar Examiners permits graduates from JFK School of Law to take the California Bar Examination upon graduation and, when the graduate passes and complies with all other admission requirements, to practice law anywhere in California, in both State and federal courts.
Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or be admitted to practice law in jurisdictions other than California. A student who intends to seek admission to practice law outside of California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding its education and admission requirements.
JFK makes no promise or guarantee that a student who completes the Juris Doctor degree will be licensed or admitted to practice law in California or any other State. Individual States have their own specific requirements for sitting for the bar exam including, but not limited to an individual's history and character to pass the Character review. Further, some States do not acknowledge CalBar approval as qualifying a student to take the Bar admission.
Learn How the JFK School of Law is Working to Improve its Bar Pass RatesFor information relating to the pass rates of John F. Kennedy School of Law graduates on the ten most recent administrations of the California Bar Examination, visit The State Bar of California’s website at:http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Admissions/Law-School-Regulation/Exam-StatisticsComprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements Annual Disclosure by California Accredited Law Schools