Your Next Chapter: A Juris Doctor from SFLS

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A Juris Doctor from San Francisco Law School helps students prepare for the California Bar Exam and a future in the legal profession through a comprehensive, relevant curriculum taught by experienced professors and practicing legal professionals.

Graduating students are equipped with the necessary skills to sit for the California Bar Exam, interview at forward-thinking law firms, and make a meaningful impact in their communities.

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We’re Breaking Down the Barriers to a Law Degree

Earning a law degree should be about more than generational wealth or social status. At San Francisco Law School, our tuition is about half the price of many other private law schools, and we offer financial aid and scholarships to qualifying law students. This provides students with the opportunity to complete their law degrees, despite financial limitations, and helps add more diverse voices to the legal profession.

Prioritize Your Education Without Sacrificing Other Responsibilities

No matter where you are on your personal or professional journey, our part-time law program allows you to pursue your degree on a more relaxed timeline than traditional full-time law schools. Whether you have a full-time job, a family at home, a community that needs your help, or other commitments, our four-year part-time program empowers you to pursue your goal of earning a law degree while managing your other responsibilities. Courses meet in the evening and on the weekends, providing you with the flexibility necessary to balance all of your commitments.

Learn Relevant Skills From Practicing Attorneys and Judges

Most of our faculty are practicing attorneys or judges, so they bring real-world experience and modern perspective to the classroom to prepare our students for today’s legal landscape. Our students enhance their educational experience through various hands-on, practical, skills-based courses, fieldwork and internship opportunities, as well as an updated curriculum geared towards better preparing students to take successfully passing the California State Bar Exam.

Hear From Our Alumni

“I truly believe the professors at SFLS are world-class instructors and dignified attorneys. They are the best role models a law student can have.”

-Jeryl W., SFLS Alumnus

Our Faculty

Scott Zimmer

Dean

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Scott Pearce

Professor

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One Community.

Our campus in the San Francisco Bay Area offer the same high standard of preparatory coursework and professional faculty. Each city offers unique opportunities for hands-on legal work with an emphasis on asylum and immigration casework, in partnership with the Alliant’s California School of Professional Psychology. With this rich experience, our students are supported in their goals to become well-rounded, empathetic, and effective attorneys.

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SFLS is a Registered Unaccredited Law School

The method of instruction at this law school for the Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree program is principally by technological means including interactive classes.

Students enrolled in the J.D. degree program at this law school who successfully complete the first-year law study must pass the First-Year Law Students’ Examination required by Business and Professions Code §6060(h) and Title 4, Division 1, Chapter 1 Rule 4.3(l) of the Rules of The State Bar of California as part of the requirements to qualify to take the California Bar Examination.  A student who passes the First-Year Law Students’ Examination within three (3) administrations of the examination after first becoming eligible to take it will receive credit for all legal studies completed to the time the examination is passed.  A student who does not pass the examination within three (3) administrations of the examination after first becoming eligible to take it must be promptly disqualified from the law school’s J.D. degree program. If the dismissed student subsequently passes the examination, the student is eligible to reenrollment in this law school’s J.D. degree program, but will receive credit for only one year of legal study.

Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy the requirements for admission to practice in jurisdictions other than California.  A student intending to seek admission to practice law in a jurisdiction other than California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding the legal education requirements in that jurisdiction for admission to the practice of law.

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