Juris Doctor (J.D.)
At the Colleges of Law, we offer a flexible, part-time evening J.D. program tailored to meet the needs of busy, working adults who place a high value on academic excellence and reasonable cost.
Upon graduation, a student is awarded a Juris Doctor degree and is academically eligible to sit for the California Bar Examination.
J.D. students complete 84 credits in 3-1/2 to 4 years and attend most classes on campus. Required courses emphasize traditional subjects—including all subjects on the California Bar Exam—and skills such as legal research. During summer, students take elective courses highlighting specialty areas of law practice. For details, visit our J.D. Curriculum page.
“The Colleges of Law professors are attorneys and jurist committed to preparing students to enter practice with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful. Students will learn to “think like lawyers” and to become confident advocates for their clients. Professors will lead discussions on legal principles, policies and judicial opinions and help students develop the skills necessary to resolve new legal problems.”