Frequently Asked Questions
What is San Diego Law School?
San Diego Law School is the name of the San Diego branch campus of San Francisco Law School.
Do students at San Diego Law School have to take the First Year Law Students’ Examination?
No. Most students at San Diego Law School will not have to take the First Year Law Students’ Examination. However, students admitted with Special Status (those with less than 60 approved academic units) will continue to be required to take the First Year Law Students’ Examination (FYLSX).
Are students at San Diego Law School eligible for Federal financial assistance?
Yes. Eligible students can received federal assistance, since San Francisco Law School (and its branch campus, San Diego Law School) is accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) as a school of Alliant International University. Because the tuition at San Diego Law School is so reasonable, and it is a part time program, students are encouraged to borrow only what they truly need, in order to leave law school with as little debt as possible.
Is San Diego Law School Accredited by the State of California?
Yes. San Francisco Law School is a California Accredited Law School, accredited by the State Bar of California, Committee of Bar Examiners. San Diego Law School is the branch campus of San Francisco Law School. As a new branch campus, San Diego Law School campus is provisionally accredited as a campus, and, in the near future, will undergo the reporting and visits for full campus accreditation status.
Are units transferrable between San Francisco and San Diego Law School?
Yes, courses and units between the San Francisco and San Diego campuses are fully transferrable.
Is San Francisco Law School approved by the American Bar Association (ABA )?
No, and it is unlikely that San Francisco Law School, and its branch campus, San Diego Law School will seek approval in the near future since one of our historic goals is to keep legal education affordable for opportunity students.
What is the tuition at San Diego Law School?
The Fall 2014 tuition at San Francisco and San Diego Law Schools is $824/unit. The general fees are $500 per student, which includes computer exam fees. As you can see, the tuition at San Diego Law School is about one half or less than the tuition at the ABA law schools in the area.
How many nights a week do students attend law school in the part time evening program?
Part time evening students at San Francisco Law School take 10 core units a semester by attending classes Mondays through Thursdays, from 6:20 p.m. to either 8:10 or 9:10 p.m., depending on whether the class that evening is two units or three. Academic Support meets on Saturday mornings and is open to all students.
Do the students attend law school in the summer semester?
Do the students get vacation time?
Yes. Students get approximately 2 weeks at the end of the Spring semester and two weeks before the beginning of the Fall semester. (Often, this will be 2 weeks in mid May and the first 2 weeks of August.)
Do I need to graduate from college to apply to law school?
Does San Francisco Law School require an applicant to take the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test)?
Yes, applicants must take the LSAT. Applicants can sign up for the LSAT. Applicants may choose to have their information and documents sent to San Francisco Law School by CAS (Credential Assembly Service) but it is not required. http://www.lsat.org