JD | Juris Doctor

Introduction to the Juris Doctor (JD)

CalSouthern’s online Juris Doctor (JD) program offers the convenience and flexibility required by the busy, working professional who wishes to take up the study of law and become a lawyer. Graduates of the program who have complied with Title 4, Division 1 of the Rules of the State Bar of California will be eligible to sit for the California Bar Examination. The JD is a rigorous and challenging program with an emphasis on analytical thinking and ethical responsibility. You’ll find the case books and materials used in this program at many of the nation’s most prestigious law schools. Additionally, the faculty of CalSouthern School of Law is comprised of experienced, practicing attorneys who are also gifted and dedicated educators.

2 years (if student is in compliance with all transfer policies)

4 Years (full-time status)

With maximum transfer credits, Learners can complete the degree program in as little as two years.

$350 per credit

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CalSouthern’s Online JD Degree Program: Take Advantage of a Community of Support

The study of law is one of the world’s oldest, most rigorous, and most prestigious academic pursuits. An extremely versatile degree, the Juris Doctor (JD) is held by many prominent business leaders, politicians, diplomats and authors, among other professions, in addition to all attorneys.

Traditionally available only through brick-and-mortar institutions, law degrees are now available to mature, working, non-traditional students via online JD degree programs like that offered by California Southern University.

CalSouthern’s online JD program is designed with the flexibility and convenience required by working professionals. Coursework can be completed 100-percent online, so you can study on your own time, at your own pace, and without compromising your work and personal obligations. The online JD program is an extremely rigorous program, utilizing the same case books and materials you’ll find at many of the nation’s most acclaimed law schools. It requires a great deal of motivation, discipline, and dedication.

However, once you enroll at CalSouthern’s School of Law, you’ll become part of a community that’s there to provide you with all the tools and support you need to flourish in the study of law. Faculty, administration, and staff are attentive and responsive to your questions and needs. Even the deans are available and eager to offer personal guidance. It’s this community of support that distinguishes CalSouthern’s online JD degree program from the rest, and it’s something that the university prides itself in. We’re here for you—from the moment you enroll until you earn your degree.

And once you earn your JD degree, you may be eligible to sit for the California Bar Exam. The California Southern University School of Law is registered as an unaccredited correspondence law school with the Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE) of the State Bar of California. This allows graduates of the JD program who have complied with Title 4, Division 1 of the Rules of the State Bar of California (Admissions Rules) to sit for the California Bar Exam.

The CBE requires CalSouthern to refer all current and prospective JD students, as well as applicants to a required disclosure. Please click here to review the JD disclosure.

Please take a moment to read a few of the bios of our faculty, who are skilled law professors as well as accomplished attorneys. Review the required and elective courses and familiarize yourself with CalSouthern’s online JD program. Talk to an enrollment advisor or to a member of the School of Law administration. We’re confident that the more you learn about CalSouthern’s School of Law, the more you’ll agree that it is an excellent choice for the non-traditional law student looking for the convenience and flexibility offered by an online JD degree program.

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