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ACCREDITATION

Lincoln Law School of San Jose

Juris Doctor Candidates

Lincoln Law School of San Jose is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. Other than practicing law in California, a student studying at or graduating from LLS may not qualify to take the bar examination or be admitted to practice law in jurisdictions other than California. A student who intends to seek admission to practice outside of California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding its education and admission requirements.

Master’s Degree Candidates

Except as provided in rule 4.30 of the Admissions Rules (Legal Education in a foreign state or country), completion of a professional law degree program at this law school other than for a Juris Doctor degree does not qualify a student to take the California Bar Examination or satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in California. It may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy requirements for admission to the practice of law in any other jurisdiction. A student intending to seek admission to practice law should contact the admitting authority in the jurisdictions where the student intends to qualify to sit for the bar examination or to be admitted to practice for information regarding their legal education requirements.

Western Association Of Schools And Colleges (WASC) Eligibility

Lincoln Law School of San Jose has applied for Eligibility from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). WSCUC has reviewed the application and determined that the college is eligible to proceed with an application for accreditation. A determination of Eligibility is not a formal status with the WASC Senior College and University Commission, nor does it ensure eventual accreditation. It is a preliminary finding that the institution is potentially accreditable and can proceed within five years of its Eligibility determination to be reviewed for Candidacy or Initial Accreditation status with the Commission. Questions about Eligibility may be directed to the institution or to WSCUC at wscuc@wscuc.org or (510) 748-9001.

California State Bar Examination

The State Bar of California maintains information about qualifications to sit for the California Bar Exam, including dates, fees, locations at www.calbar.ca.gov/admissions. Statistics for previous bar exam pass rates, including historical data for individual law schools in California can also be found at State Bar of California Examinations Statistics.

California State Bar Examination

Download the California Business and Professions Code Section 6061.7 Compliance information here.

Lincoln Law School of San Jose is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California and has been continuously accredited since 1993. Students who graduate from the Juris Doctor program are eligible to practice law in the State of California upon passage of the California Bar Exam. Study at, or graduating from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar exam or be admitted to practice law in jurisdictions other than California. A student who intends to seek admission to practice outside of California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding its education and admission requirements. This law school has been placed on probation by its accreditor, The State Bar of California, through its Committee of Bar Examiners, due to reporting a five-year cumulative bar exam pass rate (MPR) of 36.5 for 2021, when a minimum of 40 percent is required under Rule 4.160(N); the law school must raise this MPR to 40 percent or more by July 1, 2022 or the law school's accreditation may be terminated. See current MPR statistics for all accredited law schools on the State Bar's website.