Concord Law School Reviews

2.61 out of 5 stars
(44 Reviews)
  • Los Angeles (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,343
56% of 44 students said this degree improved their career prospects
66% of 44 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Nigel Sedarar - 12/15/2009
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"I took this course because I was at a point in my life when it was not possible to attend a fixed-hours, fixed-facility school. I passed the baby bar and then most recently the CA bar (second time), so will shortly be a practicing California lawyer.Despite the convenience of Concord and my success in the bar exam, I cannot recommend it because in my view it does not do its job properly. I found the professors to be distant and unhelpful. Very few of my questions got serious answers and because there was no physical contact with them, I could not persist and the questions never got answered. Many of the "professors" are not such. They seem to be lawyers doing this job part time, and the students get attention proportional to whatever reward the staff must be getting. It shows.I must also mention the "capstone" course. It is a cheerleading session in which the professor led chants of "we can pass" or some such mantra. Of course, most do not pass. Where regular ABA schools filter out the applicant pool using the LSAT or other admissions criteria, Concord seems to use the baby bar and ultimately the actual bar exam to do it.The whole experience could be more serious, more scholarly and challenging, but it is not. Concord seems to refuse to acknowledge that it is not different enough, while still being proud of being different.If, like me, you have to do it this way and it works for you then fine. But be warned. Keep your eyes open and your wits about you. You will be making this a success and Concord will have little to do with it."
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Tanya - 2/13/2009
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"I am currently in my second year in the EJD program. I love the on-line program because I can be home with my family, work full-time as a school Admin., and take 24 credits per year. The program is very hard and demanding. You need to be dedicated and willing to give up some of your past hobbies to be able to keep up with the modules and stay on track. The professors are great and are always ready to answer any questions that one has. The professors are full of knowledge, and treat the students with respect. I am very happy with the education I am getting from Concord Law school."
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Jeanine - 7/15/2008
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"Having tried traditional law school in the past, I found Concord's dedication to their student body's success inspiring. Once you are accepted, and the application process is rigorous, the faculty and staff are very supported and do everything they can to help you succeed. I enjoyed being able to take my exams in my pajamas from home and the fact that I could attend a lecture at 3am if I couldn't sleep. The flexibility is key for those of us that are trying to balance a full time job plus school. I hope that in the future, Concord will be able to be accredited. This is one drawback to this form of law school. It requires the student to take the First Year Law Student's exam and restricts the ability to practice in other states unless first passing the CA Bar exam. It would also be helpful if there was a way to download lectures onto a CD or iPod. I did enjoy the fact that you got to sample the teaching styles of professors from Law Schools from across the country, and you could listen to a lecture multiple times to get what you needed out of it. Overall, I was very pleased with my choice to earn my JD online through Concord."
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Samantha - 7/15/2008
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"Concord Law School’s Juris Doctor Program allowed me to earn my law degree online. I never expected to earn my law degree online, and that is I why I looked in to Concord, it seemed worth looking into. The part-time program worked for me and the time frame I expected for myself to achieve my goals. The feedback I received helped me feel I was gaining a comprehension of the material I was learning. Truly thinking that I grasped the material built my desire and confidence to continue. However, taking classes via video lectures and online classes could sometimes prove to be an intimidating process. Never having been introduced to learning while being remotely connected to professors and other students was an interesting obstacle for me to overcome. In the end, getting used to learning via video was one obstacle I overcame, knowing that I was working towards something I really wanted. Some days it wasn’t’ ease, but I am glad I worked through it and achieved something."

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