Juris Doctor Program

Plan Your Degree Program with Lincoln

The Value of a Lincoln Degree

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!

  • 89 Total Units
  • Flexible Programs
  • Convenient Evening Courses

Curriculum

The standard curriculum takes 4 years for students entering in the Fall Semester as shown below and 4 years for students entering in the Spring or Summer Semesters. Students should contact the Admissions Coordinator for additional information. 89 units are required for graduation.

First Year

Intro to Law 
1 unit

Contracts 
3 units

Torts 
3 units

Criminal Law 
3 units

Legal Writing I 
2 units

Contracts  3 units Torts  3 units Criminal Law  3 units Legal Writing II  2 units

Legal Research & Writing
2 units

Second Year

Business Organization
2 units

Real Property
3 units

Civil Procedure
2 units

Professional Responsibility
3 units

Business Organization
2 units

Real Property
3 units

Civil Procedure
2 units

Legal Skills and Ethics
1 unit 

Elective Course
2 units

Personal Property
2 units

Moot Court
2 units

Third Year

Evidence
3 units

Constitutional Law
3 units 

Community Property
3 units

Legal Reasoning
1 unit

Evidence
3 units

Constitutional Law
3 units

Negotiation & Mediation
2 units

Advanced Legal Research
1 unit

Elective
Total 3 units

Fourth Year

Wills & Trusts
3 units

Remedies
3 units

Criminal Procedure
3 units

Optional Bar Review

Wills & Trusts
3 units

Trial Practice
3 units

Advanced Legal Writing
3 units

Elective
2 units

Optional Bar Review

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.

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