JD | Juris Doctor

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Getting Started

Getting started on your Juris Doctor is a quick and simple process. There are no entrance examinations and courses start monthly throughout the year; you can begin your program as soon as your schedule permits. Just complete these six steps:

  • Complete Your Enrollment Application
  • Submit Your Official Transcripts of Your Undergraduate Coursework
  • Write and Submit a Personal Statement*
  • Complete the JD assessment questionnaire
  • Pay Your $75 Application Fee
  • Upon Acceptance, Sign Your Enrollment Agreement

*Applicants to the JD degree program must submit a Personal Statement that discusses the ways in which the applicant’s background, education, and professional experiences prepares the applicant for the study of law and the ways in which his/her personal qualities will contribute to success as a distance Learner. The team uses the Personal Statement to assess writing ability, readiness to pursue a law degree, and potential for success as a student at California Southern University School of Law. The Personal Statement should be one to two pages in length and double spaced. The Personal Statement is an important evaluative component of the admission process. Therefore, applications for the JD degree program will not be considered complete until the Personal Statement has been submitted.

Once the signed enrollment agreement is received, you’ll be contacted by your academic support team including your academic advisor and student success advisor. They will confirm the start date for your first course and walk you through a quick, but thorough orientation process that will give you all the information you need to get started. And they will be there for you every step of the way to ensure that you successfully complete your degree program.

Take the first step - Call 800.477.2254