School of Law - Accreditation

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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.

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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 Rates

For 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-Statistics

Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements
Annual Disclosure by California Accredited Law Schools

"Change is the law of life. And those who look
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-John F. Kennedy

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Programs

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Juris Doctor

The NCU Juris Doctor program is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners for the State Bar of California and emphasizes clinical and practical skills training in the realm of public interest law and social justice, rather than only theoretical.

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Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies is a degree completion program that focuses on the practical application of substantive law while encouraging critical thinking, ethical conduct, and social responsibility.

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Paralegal Certificate

Approved by the American Bar Association, the Paralegal Certificate curriculum provides you with the practical skills, knowledge, and values necessary to become an effective member of a legal team.

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Service to Community

The JFK School of Law is dedicated to serving local communities in the delivery of low and no cost legal services. All law students will have the opportunity to participate in public interest internships, as well as work under the supervision of attorneys in one of our clinical programs to earn academic credit. This work enriches the communities in which our students live and provides them with a practical learning experience.

Our Graduates Say It Best

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“My degree has helped me with my confidence as a person and as a member of my community. This degree gives you a way to make real change.”
Natalya F, School of Law Graduate

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“The online experience afforded me great flexibility in determining when to complete assignments. Unlike on-campus classes, if a time conflict arose, I had the freedom to adjust my schedule without unnecessary stress or having to make alternate arrangements with my professors. I felt tremendous support from the faculty and staff at the JFK School of Law. There were also ample academic resources and faculty and staff who were rooting for me along the way. I believe that is rare in higher education and I am deeply grateful for those who made my degrees possible and who walked alongside me on the way.”
Kate M., JFK School of Law Graduate

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“My advice to anyone thinking about starting the program would be this: If you’re ready to see the world differently, then take the plunge. You will be supported, you will make new connections from across the United States, you will be changed for the better, and you will do this at an amazing school that genuinely cares about your success!”
Dennis S., JFK School of Law Student

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