"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past are certain to miss the
-John F. Kennedy
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.
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.
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.
“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
“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
“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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John F. Kennedy School of Law at Northcentral University
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