Standard 509 of the American Bar Association Standards and Rules of Procedure for the Approval of Law Schools requires Concordia University School of Law to make available certain consumer information on its website. This information is available for your review below.
The report satisfying the basic consumer information requirement of Standard 509 of the ABA's Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools.
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
The reports (current and past two years) statisfying the employment outcomes requirements of Standard 509(b)(7).
Scholarships at Concordia University School of Law are not conditional on anything other than maintaining good academic standing.
Refund Policies – ABA Standard 509(c)(1)
The last date to drop from any fall or spring course(s) and receive a tuition refund is the 10th day of the course term. If enrolled in a summer term, please refer to the academic calendar for dates. Although a tuition refund is not available after the 10th day of any term, students may be able to replace a dropped or withdrawn class with another class in the same term, without additional tuition assessment. Student Handbook XXVII, p. 51
Titles and descriptions of courses offered as of the current semester.
Important dates for the previous, current, and next semesters.
Academic Requirements - ABA Standard 509(c)(2)
- Juris Doctor Qualification
- Legacy Mentor Program
- Pro Bono Service Requirement
- Advanced Writing Requirement
- Professional Skills Requirement
Transfer of Credit Policies – ABA Standard 509(c)(3)
Transfer students are admitted by the Admissions Committee. The Associate Dean of Academics will determine the number of credits accepted and the curriculum required to graduate from the School of Law. In designating the number of credits accepted, the Associate Dean of Academics shall not grant credit for work receiving less than a C grade. In determining the curriculum needed to graduate, the Associate Dean of Academics shall allow courses taken at the transferee school to satisfy Concordia’s graduation requirements on a determination that the content of the courses substantially overlaps.
Course grades received from other law schools and/or legal programs are not included in Concordia School of Law’s GPA computation.
Students at the School of Law who attend ABA-approved foreign or domestic law schools/programs must obtain a “C” grade or better for transfer of credit to be granted. Transfer of credit for students at the School of Law does not apply to courses taken on a pass/fail basis or other ungraded legal experiences.
Concordia University School of Law has entered into an agreement with Concordia University - Portland to participate in a 3+3 program for students completing majors in the College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences. Learn more here.
Concordia University School of Law has entered into an agreement with Concordia University - Texas to participate in a 3+3 program for students completing a Political Science Degree.
Concordia University School of Law has entered into an agreement with Concordia University - Saint Paul to participate in a 3+3 program for students completing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences in any discipline.
Concordia University School of Law has entered into an agreement with Boise State Unviersity to participate in a 3+3 program for students completing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences in any discipline.
Credit Hour Definition - ABA Standard 310
A credit hour at Concordia University School of Law requires 810 minutes of classroom instruction, based on semesters of 13.5 weeks and 60 minutes classroom time per week. Concordia University School of Law does distance learning only on the basis of synchronous instruction that meets the same credit-hour requirement. In either case, instruction is designed to expect two hours of out-of-class work for every hour of in-class work. Non-classroom courses are expected to provide the equivalent amount of work.
Concordia University School of Law is provisionally approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.
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