Lincoln Law School of Sacramento

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Coordinates: 38°34′20″N 121°27′51″W / 38.57222°N 121.46417°W / 38.57222; -121.46417

Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
School typePrivate, for-profit
DeanJames Schiavenza
LocationSacramento, California, United States
USNWR rankingNR
Bar pass rate59% (20/34) (October 2020 first-time takers)[1]

Lincoln Law School of Sacramento is a private, for-profit law school in Sacramento, California. The school offers an evening-only, four-year juris doctor degree program.

Accreditation and bar passage rate[edit]

Lincoln Law School received accreditation from the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California in 1978.[2]

The law school is not accredited by the American Bar Association, since the ABA only accredits law schools that have a full-time program and Lincoln has always been a part-time evening law school. As a result, Lincoln graduates generally do not qualify to take the bar exam and join the bar of states other than California without first passing the California bar exam.[2]

Of the 34 Lincoln graduates who took the California bar exam for the first time in October 2020, 20 passed, for a 59% passage rate, vs. a 74% overall pass rate.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Eugene Balonon (Class of 1984), Superior Court of California, Sacramento County
  • Leonard Padilla (Class of 1980), television commentator, media personality, and bounty hunter


  1. ^ a b "General Statistics Report: October 2020 California Bar Examination" (PDF). California Bar Association. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Accreditation". Lincoln Law School of Sacramento. Retrieved 2019-04-26.

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