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Juris Doctor

Next Start Date

August 25, 2022

Units

90 Units

Format

100% Online

Why Choose Trinity Law School?

Trinity Law School is a Christian law school that offers a unique, yet practical educational foundation from a biblical perspective. Your professors strive to challenge you and arm you with the knowledge you need to pursue a meaningful life of service. Whether your journey leads you to become an attorney, professor, or business leader, Trinity is where you not only learn the law, but also engage in practical opportunities to put your passion to work.

Faculty
With Real World
Experience

100%
Online
Courses

Fall & Spring
Start Dates

About This Program

All JD students benefit from On Course, our exclusive program that prepares you for the California Bar Exam starting on your first day of class. To graduate with a Juris Doctor degree, you must successfully complete 74 units of required courses and 16 units of electives (90 units total) with C average (2.0 GPA). Full-time students can expect to complete their JD in three years, while part-time and Flex Track students can complete it in four years.

 

Trinity Law School is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. The legal education provided by Trinity Law School meets all requirements under the rules and regulations pertaining to admission to the practice of law in California. Learn More >>

What Might my Schedule Look Like?

The majority of online Juris Doctor coursework is completed independently by the student. Live sessions via video conferencing are required at specific times. Live sessions ensure that information studied independently is sufficiently comprehended. Law school is demanding, and regular live guidance throughout the JD degree is necessary for future Bar exam success. These live sessions will be held on the first three weeks of class and every other week after that

Typical Full-Time Schedule (Regular Program)

First Year
Legal Research & Writing 1 & 2
Contracts 1 & 2
Torts 1 & 2
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Legal Institutions & Values
Business Organizations
Second Year
Professional Responsibility and Ethics
Professional Responsibility and Ethics
Community Property
Jurisprudence
Civil procedure 1 & 2
Property 1 & 2
Constitutional Law 1 & 2
Evidence 1 & 2
Third Year
Legal Writing: Litigation Skills OR Legal Writing: Transactional Skills
Wills, Trusts, & Estates
Remedies
Advanced Exam Approaches and Skills
Electives

Typical Part-Time Schedule (Regular Program)

First Year
Legal Research & Writing 1 & 2
Contracts 1 & 2
Torts 1 & 2
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Second Year
Legal Institutions & Values
Business Organizations
Civil procedure 1 & 2
Property 1 & 2
Electives
Third Year
Constitutional Law 1 & 2
Evidence 1 & 2
Community Property
Jurisprudence
Professional Responsibility and Ethics
Electives
Fourth Year
Legal Writing: Litigation Skills OR Legal Writing: Transactional Skills
Wills, Trusts, & Estates
Remedies
Advanced Exam Approaches and Skills
Electives

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

*Details available from Admissions Department

OTHER ASPECTS OF COURSEWORK BESIDES LIVE SESSIONS

Online orientation, discussion boards, quizzes, video lectures, exams, meetings with professors and academic support, are all part of the program. Internship and study abroad opportunities are also available.

Financial Aid

Applicants who meet the requirements for admission to the regular JD program are automatically considered for merit and non-merit based scholarships based on the information provided throughout the admissions process. Most scholarships are renewable as long as specific academic requirements are maintained each semester.

Flex Track

Applicants who do not meet our regular LSAT requirements but who still show academic promise may be accepted to the Flex Track program. Flex Track courses are only taken in the evenings three days per week for the first year of study. All required courses are offered either on campus or 100% online. You may select a hybrid schedule with some classes online and others on campus. Students must pass the First Year Law Students’ Exam (FYLSX or “Baby Bar”) before continuing to the third semester/second year. Once the third semester has begun, you are considered to be part of the Regular JD Program.

Typical Flex Track Schedule

First Year
Contracts 1 & 2
Torts 1 & 2
Criminal Law
FYLSX Skills Course
First Year Law Students’ Exam
Second Year
Legal Research & Writing 1 & 2
Legal Institutions & Values
Business Organizations
Criminal Procedure
Civil procedure 1 & 2
Property 1 & 2
Electives
Third Year
Constitutional Law 1 & 2
Evidence 1 & 2
Community Property
Jurisprudence
Professional Responsibility and Ethics
Electives
Fourth Year
Legal Writing: Litigation Skills OR Legal Writing: Transactional Skills
Wills, Trusts, & Estates
Remedies
Advanced Exam Approaches and Skills
Electives

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Accreditation

Trinity Law School is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. The legal education provided by Trinity Law School meets all requirements under the rules and regulations pertaining to admission to the practice of law in California. Trinity Law School and Trinity International University are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (phone: 800.621.7440; https://www.hlcommission.org/). Trinity Law School’s degree-granting authority in connection with its students qualifying to take the California Bar Examination and obtain admission to the practice of law in California is based on accreditation 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.
Trinity Law School is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the Southern Association of Law Libraries, the Special Libraries Association, and the Association of California Accredited Law Schools. For any questions about our accreditation and practicing law in states other than California, please contact Trinity Law School Admissions. Additional information about practicing in other states can be found in Chart 3 of the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements (available here), as well as on the website for the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

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