LAW SCHOOL REQUIRED DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS

Guideline 2.3(D) of the Guidelines for Unaccredited Law School Rules Provides:
The method of instruction at this law school for the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree program is principally in virtual/online/correspondence format.

Students enrolled in the 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 contract the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding the legal education requirements in that jurisdiction for admission to the practice of law.

Guideline 11.3 of the Guidelines for Unaccredited Law School Rules Provides:

The Education provided by HDVLS may not satisfy the requirements of other jurisdictions for the practice of law.  Applicants should contact the jurisdiction in which they may wish to practice for the jurisdiction’s requirements to practice law. 

“The method of instruction at this law school for professional law degree programs other than for the Juris Doctor degree is principally in physical classroom facilities. Completion of a professional law degree program at this school other than for the Juris Doctor degree does not qualify a student to take the California Bar Examination or to satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in California. It may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy the requirements for admission to practice of law in any jurisdiction. A student intending to seek admission to practice law should contact the admitting authority in the jurisdictions where the students intends to seek to qualify to sit for the bar examination or for admission to practice for information regarding the legal education requirements in that jurisdiction for admission to practice of law.”


Rule 4.241 (A) (1-9) Required Disclosure Statements Adopted by the Committee of Bar Examiners for Registered Unaccredited Law School:

1. HDVLS is not accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State of California.
2. HDVLS has not applied for accreditation in the previous five years. 
3. HDVLS is an unaccredited law school registered with the California Committee of Bar Examiners

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