California Southern Law School
3775 Elizabeth Street, Riverside CA 92506
Business & Professions Code Section 6061.7(a)
Information Report for All Locations
Reporting Year 2017
Section 6061.7 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:
(a) Any law school that is not approved by the American Bar Association shall publicly disclose on its Internet Web site, with a link from the Internet home page under “Admissions,” all of the following information:
The following applies solely to all first-year students admitted into a law school's J.D. Program, as of September 15th, during the previous year and who were not reported in any prior year.
(1) Admissions data:
a) Total number of first-year applications received: 104
b) Total number of first-year students accepted: 103
c) Total number of first-year students enrolled: 41
d) Undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA for all first-year students admitted:
i) 75th Percentile: 3.25
ii) 50th Percentile: 2.63
iii) 25th Percentile: 2.27
e) Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) not required for admission.
(2) Tuition, fees, and financial aid:
$400 Tuition per semester unit, $20 Registration fee (each semester & summer session), $20 Deferred tuition fee (each semester & summer session), $200 Graduation fee, $5 Transcript fee, $25 NSF fee.
a) Total number of units required to earn a J.D. degree: 84
b) Estimated total tuition charged to complete a J.D. degree: $33,600
c) Estimated total fees charged to complete a J.D. degree: $600
(3) There are no financial aid programs available. There are no conditional scholarships/grants.
(4) Enrollment data.
Total number of students enrolled, per class in the law school's J.D. program, during each of the prior three years:
| Total J.D. enrollment
Total number of students who transferred to and from the J.D. program during the prior three years:
| Transfers (in)
| Transfers (out)
Total number of students who did not remain enrolled in the J.D. program, on either a voluntary or involuntary basis during each of the prior three years:
| Total Attrition (#)
(5) There are no full-time faculty, seventeen part-time faculty, no technically trained librarians, and one administrator.
The State Bar of California states that a fixed-facility law school must ensure that each law student, throughout the student's law study, has access to library material it is required to maintain at a physical location within a reasonable distance of the law school's classroom facilities. A county law library may be used for this purpose. The Victor Miceli Law Library (within 2 miles of the law school) has resources accessible to California Southern Law School students. The Victor Miceli (Riverside County) Law Library in Riverside, contains approximately 85,000 volumes, Superseded California, Federal, and national-scope resources, Legislative codes for all 50 states, and City and County specific material. The Victor Miceli Law Library is located at 3989 Lemon Street, Riverside CA 92501.
(6) There are eighteen required courses for the J.D. degree. The following are the average class size of each required course. There are no clinical offerings.
40 - Contracts, Torts, Criminal Law, Legal Writing
10 - Civil Procedure, Remedies, Real Property
8 - Corporations, Evidence, Constitutional Law
11 - Commercial Law, Wills & Trusts, Trial Practice
23 - Criminal Procedure
10 - Agency
5 - Community Property
6 - Professional Responsibility
12 - Legal Research
(7) Employment outcomes for graduates.
The results of a survey conducted by the law school, taken three years after its graduates completed their J.D. degree requirements, indicate that the percent of graduates employed over each year of the last three years working at jobs that: a) a J.D. degree is required by their employer; and b) a J.D. degree is an advantage in their employment are as follows:
Graduates of calendar year 2013* -- Total number of graduates: 11 -- Total number of responses received: 8 -- Survey response rate: 72.7%
Graduates of calendar year 2014* -- Total number of graduates: 12 -- Total number of responses received: 8 -- Survey response rate: 66.7%
|| 2013 Graduates*
|| 2014 Graduates
|| 2015 Graduates
|| Future 2018 Survey
|| Future 2018 Survey
*Initial survey year for this report covers all those attending the law school who completed the curriculum required to earn J.D. degree in 2013, whether or not they actually graduated in that calendar year.
(8) California Bar Examination (CBX) Passage Data
a) Reporting period (five years): January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2015;
b) Number of qualified graduates during the reporting period:
| (1) Who took the CBX at least once during the reporting period:
| (2) Who passed the CBX during the reporting period:
| (3) Cumulative, pass rate for the reporting period:
(b) (1) The information in subdivision (a) shall be disclosed in a standardized information report that is readily accessible to current and prospective students in a manner that is complete, accurate, and not misleading to a reasonable student or applicant.
(2) The State Bar may create a standardized information report template.
(3) Any law school that is not approved by the American Bar Association shall include the standardized information report as part of the annual compliance report required to be submitted to the State Bar by all law schools that are not approved by the American Bar Association and are regulated by the examining committee of the State Bar.
(4) A law school may use the information report template to comply with the information disclosure required under subdivision (a).
(c) Any law school that is not approved by the American Bar Association shall publicly disclose on its Internet Web site, in a readable and comprehensive manner, all of the following information on a current basis:
(1) Refund policy.
(2) Curricular offerings, academic calendar, and academic requirements.
(3) Policy regarding the transfer of credit earned at another institution of higher education.
(d) The law school’s transfer of credit policy shall include, at a minimum, both of the following:
(1) A statement of the criteria established by the law school regarding the acceptance of credit earned for coursework completed at another institution.
(2) A list of institutions, if any, with which the law school has established an articulation agreement and the terms of any such agreement. If the law school has not entered into a transfer or articulation agreement with any other college or university, the institution shall disclose that fact.
(e) All information that a law school reports, publicizes, or distributes pursuant to this section shall be complete, accurate, and not misleading to a reasonable law school student or applicant. A law school shall use due diligence in obtaining and verifying such information.
(f) A law school that is not approved by the American Bar Association shall distribute the data required under paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) to all applicants being offered conditional scholarships at the time the scholarship offer is made.
(g) For the purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Admissions data” means information from the most recently enrolled fall semester class including the total number of applications, the total number of accepted students, and the 75th, 50th, and 25th percentile scores for the undergraduate grade point averages and law school admission test scores of admitted students.
(2) “Bar passage data” means the most current cumulative bar pass rates defined and reported by the examining committee of the State Bar.
(3) “Conditional scholarship” means any financial aid award, the retention of which is dependent upon the student maintaining a minimum grade point average or class standing other than that ordinarily required to remain in good academic standing.
(4) “Curricular offering” means only those courses offered in the current and past two academic years.
(5) “Employment outcomes for graduates” means the results of a survey by the law school, taken three years after graduation, that breaks down the employment rate of graduates in each of the first three years after graduation, including the rate of employment of graduates in jobs where a Juris Doctor degree is required by the employer and the rate of employment of graduates in jobs where a Juris Doctor degree is an advantage in employment.
(6) “Enrollment data” means information about the number of students who are admitted to the school per class per year for the past three years, the number of students who transfer to and from the school per class per year for the past three years, and the number of students who do not continue to attend the school each year for the past three years on either a voluntary or involuntary basis.
(7) “Transfer or articulation agreement” means an agreement between the law school and any other college or university that provides for the transfer of credits earned in the program of instruction.