▶ California Committee of Bar Examiners Disclosures
Degree Granting Authority
Degree granting authority in connection with its students qualifying to take the California Bar Examination and obtain admission to the practice of law in California is based on Taft Law School's registration as an unaccredited law school with the Committee of Bar Examiners.
The following disclosure applies to the JDAT℠ program:
The method of instruction at this law school for the Juris Doctor - Attorney Track (J.D.) degree program is principally by correspondence. 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 Title 4, Division 1 of the Rules of the State Bar of California (Admissions Rules) 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 contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding the legal education requirements in that jurisdiction for admission to the practice of law.
The following disclosure applies to the JDET℠, BSL, and LLM programs:
The method of instruction at this law school for professional law degree programs other than for the Juris Doctor - Attorney Track degree is principally by correspondence.
Completion of a professional law degree program at this law school other than for the Juris Doctor - Attorney Track 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 the practice of law in any other jurisdiction. A student intending to seek admission to practice law should contact the admitting authority in the jurisdictions where the student 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 the practice of law.
▶ General Information Disclosures
Effective January 2012 the Distance Education Accrediting Commission requires its member institutions to “routinely provide reliable, current and accurate information to the public on their website on their performance, including student achievement, as determined by the institution.” Accordingly, the Administration of the School has determined that the following information be provided on its website and updated periodically.
Name of Institution: Taft Law School
(A Member of The Taft University System)
3700 South Susan Street, Office 200, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Chancellor: David L. Boyd
Dean of Taft Law School: Robert K. Strouse
Year Founded: 1984
First Accredited: Spring 2003
Last Reaccredited: Spring 2013
Next Scheduled Accreditation Review: Spring 2018
Accreditation Contact Information:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (http://www.deac.org)
State Authorization and Contact Information:
The State Bar of California (http://www.calbar.ca.gov/)
Participation in Military Funding Programs: (DANTES)
Participation in Federal Student Aid Programs: For those who qualify, students enrolled in programs labeled “Telecommunications” are eligible to receive loans under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Other Taft Law School programs are ineligible for such loans.
All Taft Law School programs allow those who qualify to defer repayment of existing student loans during the term of enrollment.
Mission & Description:
Institution Mission Statement: The mission and purpose of Taft Law School, a private independent school of law, is to offer unique and innovative distance learning educational programs in law at a reasonable cost to qualified applicants, with a particular focus on those who are mature adults, employed on a full-time basis, or for whom place of residence, travel requirements, or finances are constraining factors.
The School is committed to providing a quality legal education responsive to the needs of society, now and into the future. Valuing the rich variety of cultures, races, ages, religions and ethnic backgrounds in the world today, the School seeks students from all regions of the United States, and English-speaking students from around the world.
It is an objective of the School to utilize advancing technologies in the delivery of its educational services.
Areas of Special Focus: Programs in Law.
Juris Doctor Attorney Track – Telecommunication Program
Juris Doctor Attorney Track – Independent Study Program
Juris Doctor Executive Track – Telecommunication Program
Juris Doctor Executive Track – Independent Study Program
Master of Laws Program (with a concentration in American Jurisprudence)
Master of Laws Program (with a concentration in Taxation)
Bachelor of Science in Laws Program
Program Tuition Cost:
Tuition varies from Program-to-Program. Detailed information on tuition and costs can be found in the Catalog Supplements for the respective programs which can be found HERE.
Every student who completes a Law School course is requested to answer a number of questions related to his or her experiences in the course. The questions are scored using a five point scale covering the gradient between Strongly Agree (5) and Strongly Disagree (1). Set forth below are the average responses received by Taft Law School from students who completed courses during the calendar year 2011.