Abraham Lincoln University

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Abraham Lincoln University School of Law
Motto "The World is Our Campus"
Established 1996
School type Private law school
Dean Hyung Park
Location Los Angeles, CA, US
Coordinates: 34°03′41″N 118°18′04″W / 34.06139°N 118.30111°W / 34.06139; -118.30111
Faculty 10 Full-time; 7 Adjunct
Bar pass rate 42.1% cumulative since 1999 [1]
Website Abraham Lincoln University

Abraham Lincoln University School of Law (ALU) is an educational institution specializing in legal education. The school is located in the Mid-Wilshire section of Los Angeles where students may attend classes through on campus live lectures, live lectures via the internet and archived recorded lectures via the internet. Upon the completion of required classes, students are awarded a Juris Doctor (J.D.) law degree and are eligible to sit for the California Bar Examination. Classes are archived online for review during each class. Like all online law schools, Abraham Lincoln University School of Law is not approved[2] by the American Bar Association.[3] It is registered with the California Committee of Bar Examiners.[4] Incoming students must take and pass the California First-Year Law Students' Examination ("Baby Bar") after their first year of legal study. The student must pass the "Baby Bar" to advance on to more advanced legal courses. Completion of all legal courses is required to sit for the California Bar Examination.[5]

Abraham Lincoln University School of Law is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council.[6] The Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.[citation needed]


ALU was started by Hyung J. Park, a tax attorney and graduate of Loyola Law School. Classes initially were held in a conference room in his office. His first class had 12 students, including his wife.[7]

Park named his school after Abraham Lincoln partly because Lincoln had taught himself law.[7]

Bar pass rates[edit]

Since 1999, 155 out of 368 graduates who sat for the California Bar Examination have passed the examination, or 42.1 percent. [8]


  1. ^ http://www.alu.edu/academics/bar-exam-passage-rates.php
  2. ^ "ABA-Approved Law Schools by Year". ABA website. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ [1] ABA-CLE Career Resource Center
  4. ^ [2] Law Schools
  5. ^ [3] Law Schools.
  6. ^ DETC Accredited Institutions
  7. ^ a b Song, J., Kim, V., and Poindexter, S. "Nearly 9 in 10 students drop out of unaccredited law schools in California". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  8. ^ http://www.alu.edu/academics/bar-exam-passage-rates.php

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