Lincoln law school


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Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the school.

attend an open house

During Open Houses students learn more about the programs at Lincoln, meet the faculty, current students, and alumni and are invited to sit in on a real class while in session.


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programs at Lincoln

JD | 89 credits | 4 years  

Bar-eligible. Applications accepted year-round.

MLS | 33 credits | 2 years

No GRE/LSAT required

LLM | 20 credits | 1 year

May qualify foreign lawyers to sit for CA Bar 

11 credits | 1 year

Immersive program focusing on patent and intellectual property law

MLS | 33 credits | 2 year

Flexible Online Courses.

LLM | 20 credits | 1 year

No GRE/LSAT required.  Flexible Online Courses.

general application requirements

Complete our online application and submit the $60.00 application fee.


Submit official transcripts from all undergraduate and/or graduate schools within 45 days of beginning school.

Study for and take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and submit your score.

Additional Documentation

Write and submit a signed statement of intention (500 words or less). Include a resume and two current letters of recommendation.

Academic Accreditation

Lincoln graduates are certified to sit for the California Bar Examination.
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.

Student Achievement Data

Download the Student Achievement Data 2019

Download the Student Achievement Data 2019


Diversity Statement

Lincoln is for everyone and believes everyone who wants to learn the law, should be given a chance to try.
Lincoln Law School of San Jose maintains a commitment to an educational and a work environment that embraces diverse students, faculty, staff and visitors. Lincoln does not discriminate 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.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Lincoln provides its applicants and students with equal opportunities.
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.


For students speaking English as a second language
Applicants for whom English is a second language should take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a score in the range of “intermediate” or “fair” in each category in order to ensure sufficient fluency in English for the study of law. Applicants who did not complete undergraduate or graduate pre-law studies in English are normally required to take the TOEFL. Application to take the TOEFL examination should be made to: TOEFL Services, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, (609) 771-7100, or on-line at All law school courses are taught in English. The school does not provide instruction or translation English language services.

California Business and Professions Code Section 6061.7

Download the California Business and Professions Code Section 6061.7


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

California State Bar Examination

Bar Pass Rates

The State Bar of California maintains information about qualifications to sit for the California Bar Exam, including dates, fees, locations at 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.

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