California law schools are approved and accredited by the American Bar Association or the State Bar’s Committee of Bar Examiners. The committee also regulates California’s unaccredited law schools.
All California-accredited law schools operate from a fixed-facility campus and are authorized to award a Juris Doctor (JD) degree that qualifies graduates to take the California Bar Examination.
California’s unaccredited law schools operate either from a fixed-facility campus, by correspondence, or online.
The State Bar’s Committee of Bar Examiners publishes information on the percentages of graduates from law schools in California (ABA-approved, California-accredited and unaccredited) that pass the California Bar Examination, both as a first-time taker of the examination or after more than one attempt to pass.