A Better Online Law School

St. Francis School of Law is an online law school that
offers unmatched academic excellence.

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Law School Reimagined

St. Francis School of Law provides an online JD degree program that combines a rigorous academic environment and the highest-quality legal program with the flexibility and convenience you require. Graduate unmatched and ready to succeed.

Exhibit A: One of California’s best

Students who participate in our online JD degree program consistently perform better on the California First Year Law Students Exam (FYLSE) and California General Bar Exam (CBX) than students from other law schools. These include many that are accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California and those approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar of the American Bar Association (ABA).

Exhibit B: The tools, the talent

Our innovative curriculum, highly-accomplished faculty, and experiential learning opportunities prepare you with the legal doctrine, theoretical framework, and practical training you need to practice law with efficiency and confidence.


of St. Francis School of Law students taking the FYLSE through June 2021, have passed the FYLSE.


of St. Francis graduates passed the February 2019 California Bar Exam the first time, exceeding the 45% first time pass rate for California ABA-approved law schools.

St. Francis focuses on quality of legal training and professional skill development. Our online JD degree program school helps students graduate with the critical thinking, speaking, writing, and other skills needed to solve complex real-world legal problems.

A New Approach to Academic Excellence

St. Francis has small class sizes, a highly experienced faculty, and practical skills training throughout the curriculum. Our innovative technologies support face-to-face classroom sessions and encourage increased student-faculty contact outside of class. It’s the ideal program for Juris Doctor students who want to learn at a deeper, more meaningful level.

“I asked our graduates why they chose St. Francis and what they hoped to accomplish and experience during their time with us. They all told me that they looked for a high-quality law school which would allow them to learn the law and manage the rest of their life- that is their professional life, and their personal life.”

Professor Karen Travis
St. Francis Faculty

“Our program is not for everyone. It is far more rigorous than the stereotype of online schools, for that matter. It is far more rigorous than many traditional brick and mortar schools.”

Megan Thompson-Mann
Class of 2019

“I have always appreciated the St. Francis focus on the practical, real-world, hands-on, on-the-ground view of the law.”

Charles Cresson Wood
Class of 2016

“If you are willing to put in the time and dedication, St. Francis Law School is the ideal vehicle to get to your ultimate goal of becoming an attorney…”

Hai B. Nguyen
Class of 2016

“The professors at St. Francis are true professionals with extensive experience in their chosen fields.”

Rebecca Douglas
Class of 2016

“St. Francis opened the opportunity for me to attend law school and prepare for a career. I’m challenged and fulfilled by the experience!”

Mary McCaffrey
Class of 2016

“My time with St. Francis has been rewarding. You’ve exceeded my expectations and given me a wealth of knowledge and confidence.”

Hai B. Nguyen
Class of 2016

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