Concord Law School of Kaplan University
Concord Law School is part of Kaplan University, a regionally accredited institution. Concord Law School is registered as a Distance Learning Law School with the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. Registration with the Committee permits Concord JD graduates who meet the regulatory requirements to apply for admission to the State Bar of California. Concord Law School is separately and specifically accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC, 1601 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 2009, Tel: 202.234.5100, www.detc.org), a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
Concord Law School's virtual halls support an active and engaged student body. Our proprietary Learning Management System provides easy access to services and resources. A dedicated administrative team works with students throughout their law school career and as alumni.
For the most part, the services provided are typical of any law school, and Concord students are no different than their peers in residential programs who also routinely access resources online and use email as a primary means of communication. As an online law school, Concord does have a particular commitment to responding promptly and strives to resolve a student request or question within 24 to 48 hours.
Student services include career services, a library, technical support, and academic support.
Concord offers part-time programs serving approximately 1,500 students.
The average student is in his or her mid 40s.
Students come to Concord for many reasons. Some want to practice law (in California). Others see a legal education as a way to enhance their current career. Another group plans to use their law degree to change careers or to start a second career after retirement. Finally, there are those who "always wanted to go to law school" and found in Concord’s online program the best way to accomplish that goal.
Forty percent of Concord’s student body has at least one graduate degree upon enrolling.
Concord has students living in all 50 states and internationally. Approximately 30 percent of its student population resides in California.
The current student body and alumni include CEOs, physicians, bankers, engineers, pilots, retired and active military officers, city officials, nurses, compliance analysts, dentists, consultants, sales representatives, accountants, small business owners and entrepreneurs, stay-at-home parents, and family caregivers.