Lincoln Law School of San Jose is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student 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
Practice of Law in California
Graduates of Lincoln are eligible to take the California General Bar Examination and, upon successful completion of the Examination and other CBE requirements, are qualified to practice law in the State of California. Information related to the school’s bar examination pass rates can be found at the State Bar’s website, http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Admissions/Law-School-Regulation/Exam-Statistics.
Before beginning legal studies, prospective students should familiarize themselves with the rules governing admission to the State Bar. Information may be obtained from the Law School or directly from the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California in San Francisco, California or by visiting the State Bar’s website at: http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/.
Eligibility to Sit for the Bar Exam in other Jurisdictions
Many states require graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) or approved by the state’s Supreme Court or examining committee of that state.
“Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student 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 law outside of California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding its education and admission requirements.”
Information about the State Bar of California Bar Exam
The State Bar of California , Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE) maintains information about qualifications to sit for the California Bar Exam, including dates, fees, locations. All students should be acquainted with and review changes as published on the CBE website 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. The State Bar of California Committee of Bar Examiners has also established a five-year cumulative pass rate requirement of 40% for all California Accredited Law Schools.
Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination
The Law School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental and physical), sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, or military and veteran status.
Anyone who feels they are being discriminated against due to their membership in one or more of these protected classifications should report the matter immediately to the Dean.
Lincoln Law School of San Jose maintains a commitment to an educational and a work environment that embraces diverse students, faculty, staff, and visitors on the basis of, for example, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability. Our students and employees pursue their responsibilities, duties, and goals in a supportive environment. A diversity of views, cultures, and experiences support our academic mission. The Law School is dedicated to diversifying the profession by fostering active and successful members of the legal profession through student admissions, faculty, and staff hiring, while implementing and maintaining fair academic rules and standards.
California Business and Professions Code Section 6061.7 Compliance information may be downloaded (pdf) here.