Accreditation and Disclosure of Consumer Information
On Friday, August 21, 2020, St. Francis School of Law (“St. Francis”) was accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California (the “Committee”). The accreditation takes effect immediately, however, for a time, St. Francis will operate its present Registered law school program in concert with its new Accredited J.D. program, as students complete or transfer. This website will, therefore, contain consumer information for both programs.
Accredited law schools are required to make the following disclosure: Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or be admitted to practice law in jurisdictions other than California. A student who intends to seek admission to practice law outside of California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding its education and admission requirements.
St. Francis has not been issued any Notice of Noncompliance by the Committee.
Disclosure of Consumer Information
The method of instruction at St. Francis for the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree program is principally by technological means including interactive classes.
Students enrolled in the registered unaccredited J.D. degree program at this law school who successfully complete the first year of law study must pass the First-Year Law Students’ Examination required by Business and Professions Code § 6060(h) and Rule VIII of the Rules Regulating Admission to Practice Law in California as part of the requirements to qualify to take the California Bar Examination. A student who passes the First-Year Law Students’ Examination within three (3) administrations of the examination after first becoming eligible to take it will receive credit for all legal studies completed to the time the examination is passed. A student who does not pass the examination within three (3) administrations of the examination after first becoming eligible to take it must be promptly disqualified from the law school’s J.D. degree program. If the dismissed student subsequently passes the examination, the student is eligible for re-enrollment in this law school’s J.D. degree program, but will receive credit for only one year of legal study.
Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy the requirements for admission to practice in jurisdictions other than California. A student intending to seek admission to practice law in a jurisdiction other than California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding the legal education requirements in that jurisdiction for admission to the practice of law.
St. Francis’ internal academic regulations are more stringent than those promulgated by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California and students are urged to carefully read the St. Francis General Catalog each quarter.
For additional information visit: https://stfrancislaw.com/admissions/
St. Francis School of Law is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
St. Francis School of Law is wholly owned by Baker College, a private, non-profit college.
St. Francis 2020 Disclosure required by Business & Professions Code section 6061.7: St. Francis Disclosure 2020
St. Francis 2021 Disclosure required by Business & Professions Code section 6061.7: St. Francis Disclosure 2021
The pass rates of St. Francis students and graduates on the California First Year Law Students’ Examination (FYLSE) and California General Bar Exam (CBX) can be found on our Pass Rates page: https://stfrancislaw.com/academics/pass-rates/
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