Concord Law School at Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). For more information, visit their website at hlcommission.org. Use the links under "Contact Us" to reach the Commission.
Concord’s degree-granting authority in connection with its students qualifying to take the California Bar Examination and obtaining admission to the practice of law in California (Juris Doctor Program) is based on its registration as an unaccredited law school with the Committee of Bar Examiners.
Concord Law School is authorized to operate as a degree-granting institution in the state of California and is registered as an unaccredited law school in the distance learning category with the California Committee of Bar Examiners:
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Concord's unique method of delivering its program—utilizing the Internet without a fixed classroom facility—places it in the "distance learning" category under California law. The California Committee of Bar Examiners registers distance learning schools, and if study is completed in conformance with Title IV, Division 1 of the Rules of the State Bar of California (Admission Rules) and all other requirements are met, graduates of the Juris Doctor program are eligible to sit for the California Bar Examination.
For additional state approval information, refer to the Accreditation, Approvals, and Memberships section.
American Bar Association Approval
Concord is not on the list of schools approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). The ABA Standards for the Approval of Law Schools currently do not allow for JD programs that are delivered fully or substantially online. The ABA does not formally approve any program other than the first degree in law (JD).