The JD Curriculum at Abraham Lincoln University School of Law can be completed in approximately four years consisting of 140 quarter units. It is designed to educate qualified students using advanced informational technology to gain admission to the California State Bar and become effective and responsible attorneys. This is achieved through a learner-centered curriculum focused on producing specific learning outcomes in our graduates.
The first year consists of three courses covering material tested on the first year law students examination (FYLSX) torts, criminal law and contracts, which includes articles 1 and 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. After these courses and the FYLSX, the upper level curriculum consists of ten courses covering all the fundamental areas of law required to gain admission to the California State Bar. Through this program of study you will gain a understanding of the pertinent principles and theories of law, their qualifications and limitations, and their relationships to each other. The assignments are designed enable you to demonstrate knowledge of the legal systems and principles proficiently by engaging in legal analysis, reasoning, and problem solving. The fourth year includes a variety of courses designed to equip you to be a practicing attorney.
Through online discussions and writing assignments you will learn to communicate in a through, organized and persuasive manner. Throughout this program you will learn to effectively use informational technologies and strategies to store, retrieve and analyze information and to undertake factual and legal research. In this program, you will continually practice independent self assessment in order to recognize your professional strengths and weaknesses and to develop strategies to continually improve your professional competence.