In recognition of the integrity of our educational program, the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California granted Lincoln Law School of Sacramento accreditation in 1978. To become accredited, a law school must establish that its paramount objective is to provide a sound legal education.
An accredited law school is also one that meets specific standards set by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California, including:
- Resident law school operated in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The law school shall be qualified as a degree-granting institution under the laws of California.
- Demonstrates integrity in all programs, operations, and other affairs.
- Governed, organized, and administered to provide a sound educational program.
- Has a competent dean or other administrative head and a competent faculty devoting adequate time to administration, instruction, and student counseling.
- Maintains an adequate library and a sound admissions policy.
- Does not retain any student who is deemed unqualified or who does not appear to have a reasonable prospect of completing the program and acquiring the educational qualifications necessary for admission to practice in California.
- Maintains physical resources adequate for its programs and operations.
- Keeps up adequate, present, and anticipated financial resources to support its programs and operations.
- Preserves adequate records of its programs and operations and shall make annual and other reports as the committee determines to be necessary or proper to determine compliance with the standards.
- Demonstrates a commitment to providing full opportunities for the study of law and entry into the profession by qualified members of groups (notably racial and ethnic minorities) who have been victims of discrimination in the past.
Admission to Practice in California
Our graduates include more than 10 California Superior Court Judges.
In addition to the California Superior Court Judges, our graduates include the Sacramento County District Attorney, Sacramento County Sheriff, and the General Counsel to the California Highway Patrol. A sure sign that students who graduate from the Lincoln Law School are well prepared to pass the California State Bar Exam and begin their careers practicing law in California and aspiring to new heights.
California Bar Exam pass rates
We pride ourselves in having one of the top passage rates for California State Bar accredited law schools. In fact, we even surpassed two California ABA-accredited law schools* in July 2012, the most recent statistics available, with a 58% passage rate for our first-time takers. *Please see the statistics on the State Bar of California website here:
Information related to admission to practice in California can be found at the State Bar of California website, (www.calbar.ca.gov/admissions). Additional information regarding admission to practice in California may also be obtained from the Committee of Bar Examiners, 180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-I639.
Practice in States Other Than California
Study at, or graduation from, Lincoln 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.
Details about each state’s requirements can be found in the publication entitled, “Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements,” compiled by the National Conference of Bar Examiners, or by contacting the admitting authority of each state. Please keep in mind states may change their requirements from year to year.
Equality of opportunity in legal education is provided by Lincoln Law School in admission and retention of students and hiring, retention, and promotion of faculty without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or sexual orientation, except insofar as such action is protected by the Constitution of the State of California.