Ways to Learn
- 3 years full-time
- 4 years part-time
- 84 units
- Daytime or evening option
Since 1965, John F. Kennedy University’s College of Law has been providing highly motivated students of all ages and life circumstances with the tools they need to succeed in the legal profession.
Our emphasis on social justice and public-interest law allows students to gain valuable legal experience while providing much-needed services to the local community.
- State Bar of California accreditation
- BarBri-designed California Bar exam prep program (at no additional cost to students)
- Hands-on training through clinical programs and internships
- Yellow Ribbon program member, helping to make education more affordable for military veterans
Hands-on Training through Clinical Programs and Internships
To ensure that each student receives real-world practical experience in the course of his or her legal training and to further our goal of providing legal assistance to the local community, students are required to participate in an internship or one of the College’s highly regarded clinical programs, including:
- Housing Advocacy Clinic
- Legal Clinic for Elders
Faculty that Practices what They Teach
The College of Law’s accomplished full-time faculty is supplemented by an adjunct faculty of successful current practitioners, including attorneys and judges, who bring an up-to-the-minute, on-the-ground perspective to classroom learning and who are uniquely situated to introduce our students to the elements of legal practice that go beyond casebooks and theory.
BarBri Bar Review Program
As former Director for Examinations of the State Bar of California, JFK University College of Law’s Dean Barbieri played a key role in developing the California Bar Examination. He has personally worked with faculty to integrate key concepts and exam-taking strategies into the College of Law’s unique bar study program, which is available to all students and included in the cost of the program.
JD Program Now Available on the San Jose Campus
JFKU is now offering its JD program on the San Jose campus, providing students two convenient locations where they can earn this degree. If you are a working adult living in the Silicon Valley area with a dream of advancing your career while becoming an advocate for social justice in your community, achievement of your academic and professional goals just got closer, literally.
We are JFK University
Our students and alumni come from a diverse variety of professional, educational, and cultural backgrounds but share the desire to achieve more and the motivation to do what it takes to get themselves where they want to be. Our students and alumni include current and former:
- Law Enforcement Agents
- Military Service Members
- Financial Services Professionals
- School Teachers