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Lincoln Law School of San Jose

Juris Doctor Program

Lincoln Law School of San Jose has been helping working adults earn a Juris Doctor degree for over 100 years.  Lincoln lawyers are judges, politicians, and advocates for justice throughout the state.

Tuition is a fraction of the cost of other law schools because our faculty includes lawyers and judges with real-world legal experience, who want to reach a hand out to the next generation of difference-makers.

A casual, supportive environment makes learning the law less intimidating and more of a shared experience with a family of friends.  

Evening and online classes make it possible for you to meet your current obligations while you prepare yourself for the challenges ahead.

We’re committed to opening up new pathways for people just like you.  Join us!

Admission Requirements

60 semester or 90 quarter units of college coursework may fulfill the pre-legal education requirements. A bachelor's degree is not required.

  • Completed Application

  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT), GRE or Writing Evaluation

  • Resume or CV

  • (2) Letters of Recommendation

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended

  • Personal Statement

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of

    • Substantive and Procedural Law

    • Legal philosophy and principles

    • Understanding of the legal system

  • II. Communication

    • Effective factual, analytical and persuasive communication, both in oral and written presentation

  • III. Critical Thinking

    • Analysis of statues and case law

    • Issue spotting

    • Application of law to new facts and problems

    • Creative application, problem-solving and analogizing

  • IV. Professionalism and Ethics

    • Knowledge and understanding of applicable ethics rules and obligations

    • Professionalism in the legal profession


The standard curriculum takes 4 years for students entering in the Fall Semester as shown below and 4 1/2 years for students entering in the Spring or Summer Semesters. Students should contact the Admissions Coordinator for additional information. 81 units are required for graduation.

Tuition and Fees

$22,000 per year for 4 years.  Students entering in the Spring will pay a per unit price for a limited number of additional classes.