California Southern Law School is no longer enrolling new first year students. After 45 years of being family owned, members of the administration are planning for retirement. Our last graduating class will be the class of 2020.
Admission is granted to men and women regardless of age, race, disability, religion, or ethnic origin.
Each applicant must submit a completed application to the law school along with a $30 application fee. There is no application deadline.
NOTE: AN APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION SUBMITTED WITHOUT A PAID $30 APPLICATION FEE WILL NOT BE PROCESSED, AND THE APPLICANT WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY CORRESPONDENCE.
It is the applicant's responsibility to make all arrangements for transcripts. Transcripts delivered by the applicant in person will be accepted if they are official transcripts (in a sealed and unopened envelope).
Failure to fully complete the Application For Admission form and furnish supporting transcripts will delay action on the application.
First Year Applicants
Beginning students are admitted into the fall semester.
Applicants must have satisfactorily:
- Earned a Bachelor degree at a regionally accredited or approved school recognized by the Committee of Bar Examiners, or
- Earned an Associate of Arts (AA) degree or Associate of Science (AS) degree, or
- completed 60 semester (90 quarter units) of college work applicable to a Bachelor degree at a regionally accredited or approved school recognized by the Committee of Bar Examiners, or
- achieved passing scores on the CLEP examinations
Note: Pre-law studies at institutions outside the United States or its territories and possessions may be accepted after evaluation.
The law school does not require applicants to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
Advanced Student (Transfer) Applicants
Applicants who have completed law studies at other law schools may apply for advanced standing in the fall, spring, and summer and are subject to the rules of the State Bar.
Auditor (Non-J.D. Degree Candidate)
The law school offers a program to those persons who are desirous of studying law, but do not necessarily wish to prepare for the California Bar Examination or to practice law. Such persons may be admitted to the law school with the consent of the Dean. These students need not follow a full course of study and need not satisfy the admission requirements. They are not eligible for a Juris Doctor degree.