Pacific Coast University School of Law

A law school for working adults. We offer a quality legal education that meets the real life needs of our students, including limited class sizes and evening courses.

Since 1927

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Juris Doctorate Degree:

The program is for students interested in the study of law which qualifies them to obtain a Juris Doctorate Degree, and qualifies them to sit the California Bar Examination.

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Call us today at 562-961-8200 to speak with an admissions officer about the programs Pacific Coast University, School of Law has to offer you.

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Call today to ask about enrollment opportunities.

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Pacific Coast University, School of Law admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at PCU. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other PCU administered programs.

All classes are held at the main campus located 1650 Ximeno Avenue, Suite 300 in Long Beach, California. The Socratic method of instruction is used in lecture/discussion setting including student briefing of cases. Each class session provides ample opportunities for interchange between professor and student.


“The central goal of instruction,” according to Dean Charles Hicks, Jr., “is to enable our students to become capable and effective advocates who evidence fairness and honesty toward their clients and toward the wider community.”



Pacific Coast University, School of Law offers degree programs: A Juris Doctorate for students interested in the study of law which qualifies them to take the California Bar Examination, a Master of Law Studies Degree for students interested in acquiring a foundational understanding of the legal system that provides them an understanding of the intersection of law, public policy, and the professions and a combined Master of Law Studies and Juris Doctorate Degree program.