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!As a result of the merger between Northcentral University and National University - the JD program is now the JFK School of Law at National University.
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Make a Difference in the Legal Field

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A Law School that is Accessible to YOU

Our mission is to provide an accessible, challenging, and comprehensive legal education in a supportive learning environment to a diverse community of learners dedicated to the professional and ethical practice of law, and the pursuit of social justice. At the JFK School of Law, we value the flexibility that distance learning provides and the importance of faculty-to-student mentorship and student-to-student interaction. We provide law students the opportunity to enroll in courses which blend both synchronous and asynchronous learning –allowing you to work towards a law degree on your time and from a place that is convenient for you. Essential to our JD program is the individualized and comprehensive faculty feedback coupled with an academic support team focused on the unique needs of our law students from the beginning of their law school journey through the CA Bar Examination. Our students and graduates come from diverse educational, professional, and cultural backgrounds. Their life experiences contribute to the quality of the educational program and enhance their ability as practitioners and scholars to respond to the human considerations and values at the heart of all legal issues. We invite you to experience our difference.



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Theoretical and Practical Skills Throughout

The JFK School of Law at Northcentral University Infuses both theory and practical skills training into every course, providing students the context and knowledge they need to be successful while in law school and, ultimately, as legal professionals. In addition to the JD coursework, students may also participate in remote clinical opportunities and internship programs which serve both the community and student learning. At the JFK School of Law students do not just learn the law - they learn how to become competent and ethical practitioners.

Dennis S., JFK School of Law Student

"Change is the law of life. And those who look
only to the past are certain to miss the future"

-John F. Kennedy

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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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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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John F. Kennedy School of Law at Northcentral University