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Lincoln Law School of San Jose




Lincoln's mission is to provide a superior legal education to its students culminating in the conferral of the Juris Doctor Degree and certification to sit for the California Bar Examination. The Law School has over an 85 year tradition of seeking a student body as diverse as the population of the state and providing an opportunity to individuals who are qualified for the study and practice of law.

Contributing to Lincoln's success is its outstanding faculty, which includes Judges, public defenders, prosecutors, public interest lawyers, and private civil and criminal practice attorneys. Because of the small class size, there is ample opportunity for students to interact with the faculty who are able to provide real-world insights into the practice of law in addition to communicating the basic principles of law. Students have the opportunity to learn in a collegial and supportive environment that facilitates dialogue and debate which promotes the acquisition of the analytical skills necessary for critical thinking and analysis of the law necessary for the effective lawyer. Today, Lincoln continues to prepare students to meet the challenges of legal practice in the 21st Century. Lincoln's curriculum includes such cutting-edge electives as Internet Law, California Special Courts, Real Estate Financing, Race and the Law, and Intellectual Property, as well as providing training in the latest computer on-line research methodologies.

Lincoln Law School of San Jose continues more than an 85-year tradition of seeking to provide California with lawyers who possess practical skills and superior ability. The Law School is an opportunity school--a school that seeks a student body as diverse as the population of our state, and provides a quality legal education to individuals who are qualified to study and practice law but who, because of prior economic or social circumstances, might not otherwise be able to do so.

The distinguished faculty is composed of judges and practicing attorneys, who not only know their subject areas but have practical legal experience in their areas of the law. The faculty is dedicated to the mission of providing an equal opportunity to those seeking to become California lawyers. It is a hallmark of our faculty that they are here primarily because of their love of the law and their desire to impart their legal knowledge to the next generation of attorneys. A union of spirited faculty and students, seeking to quench their thirst for knowledge, creates an elixir conducive to a cooperative learning process. While this process is demanding, it is also rewarding for both professor and student.

The School is small, and students have the opportunity to learn in a collegial and supportive environment that facilitates dialogue and debate. It is the objective of classroom activities not only to teach the law, but also to impart those analytical skills necessary for critical thinking and analysis of the law. We know that it is insufficient to simply know the "rules". The competent lawyer learns the reasons for those rules, and the basis upon which they may be permissibly modified or rejected. As an evening law school, with very modest tuition, we continue a respected American tradition.

The Law School is located in a spacious customized two-story suite in a downtown office building that contains classrooms, administrative and faculty offices, a student lounge and office, and the James F. Boccardo Memorial Law Library which is equipped with computers. The Law School if wired for laptop and WIFI access.

The James F. Boccardo Memorial Library is open to students, faculty and alumni during Law School hours.
The James F. Boccardo Memorial Library contains over 20,000 volumes, including decisions of federal and state courts, federal and California statutes, encyclopedias, digests, law review, treatises, and other legal reference materials. Reference and on-line legal research assistance is provided to students by Faculty and Staff.
Located in the James F. Boccardo Memorial Library is the Law School’s enclosed media center equipped with computers for conducting WESTLAW on-line legal research and training. Access to WESTLAW is via DSL lines. As part of the Law School’s WESTLAW program, each student is provided with an individual WESTLAW account and password for use on their home computer via the Internet.

The Law School is also located within yards of the County Courthouse and a few blocks from the County Law Library, both of which are also located on the City’s light rail line.

The Law School does not have a permanent bookstore on campus. However, the Law School makes its book list available to several bookstores in the area that serve Lincoln students.
The Law School does not have dormitory facilities but a wide range of housing options are available in the San Jose area.



School name:Lincoln Law School of San Jose
Address:One North First Street
Zip & city:CA 95113 California
Phone:408-977-7227
Web:http://www.lincolnlawsj.edu
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