John F. Kennedy University




College of Law

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College of Law

Pursue a comprehensive legal education that prepares you for success.

John F. Kennedy University College of Law believes that a comprehensive legal education should prepare you for professional success and teach you about the role of law in advancing social justice.

For more than 40 years, JFK University College of Law has graduated hundreds of students who have become talented, committed, socially responsible attorneys serving their clients with skill and integrity. They all share a common bond gained through our challenging program. Here are some facts to consider about JFK University as you explore your legal education options:

  • Classes are small, and the teaching style is collaborative and active. You will be fully engaged in class discussions and will have the opportunity to develop strong relationships with faculty willing to exchange ideas, assist you academically, and support your development as a legal professional.
  • The educational culture is cooperative and collegial. Although each student must meet the challenges of law school on his or her own merit, we promote an academic culture that is supportive of your efforts.
  • The culture and climate are reflective and supportive of the diversity of our community. We believe that a community of learners from diverse backgrounds contributes to the quality of our educational program and best serves the needs of the communities in need of capable legal counsel and representation.
  • Our faculty consists of full-time and part-time professors with outstanding records as lawyers, educators, and judges. Our teacher-practitioners bring the most up-to-date professional perspectives to class and mentor students beyond the classroom.
  • You can gain real-world legal experience in our Housing Advocacy Clinic and Legal Clinic for Elders, with the opportunity to make your first court appearance (along with your supervising faculty member) while still in law school.

The College of Law is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of The State Bar of California. Accreditation by the Committee of Bar Examiners permits graduates from JFK University College of Law to take the California Bar Examination upon graduation and, when the graduate passes and complies with all other admission requirements, to practice law anywhere in California, in both State and federal courts.

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 law outside of California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding its education and admission requirements.

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