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Taft Law School

Taft Law School
Parent school William Howard Taft University
Established 1976[1]
School type Private Law school[2]
Dean Robert K. Strouse
Location Santa Ana, CA, US
Bar pass rate 29% (2/7) (July 2013 1st time takers)[3]
Website Taft Law School

Founded in 1976, and operating through the Taft University System (William Howard Taft University), Taft Law School is a distance education, online-based law school based in Santa Ana, California. It offers Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) law degree programs and is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council. On June 7, 2008, the Commission extended its accreditation until 2013.

The California State Bar Committee of Bar Examiners has registered Taft Law School as a correspondence law school. As such, its graduates are eligible to take the California General Bar Examination.[4]

History

The school was accredited in 2003, re-accredited in 2008 (with a review scheduled for 2013) by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.[6] The school has not sought approval by the American Bar Association.[7]

Affiliations

Taft Law School is an institutional member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and American Council on Education (ACE). Taft Law School is also a member of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI).

The Taft University System is an institutional member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).

Bar pass rates

Since the inception of the law school, 279 Taft graduates have taken the California Bar Examination. Of this group, 194 have passed the examination resulting in a cumulative pass rate of 69.5%.[8]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Taft University System". Taft University System. 
  2. ^ "Registered Unaccredited Correspondence Law Schools in California".  
  3. ^ "General Statistics Report: July 2013 California Bar Examination".  
  4. ^ The Committee of Bar Examiners classifies distance education law schools into two categories, “distance-learning law schools” and “correspondence law schools.” By rule, a “distance-learning law school” must require that students participate in not less than 135 hours of synchronous (live) interactive classes per year.
  5. ^ DETC -- "Taft Law School", retrieved July 22, 2010
  6. ^ CHEA – institutions accredited by recognized U.S. accrediting organizations/DETC, retrieved July 22, 2010
  7. ^ "ABA-Approved Law Schools by Year". ABA website. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Student Disclosure Statement of Taft Law School Juris Doctor-Attorney Track Program" December 16, 2011
  9. ^ "Meet the TRBC Team", at the Thomas Road Baptist Church website ("He also earned a law degree (Juris Doctor) in 2005 from William Howard Taft University in Santa Ana, California."), retrieved July 22, 2010
  10. ^ California State Bar member records search
  11. ^ California State Bar Member Record
  12. ^ Lemons, Stephen (August 6, 2009). "Orly Taitz's Online Law Degree".  

External links

  • Official website
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