Lincoln Law School of Sacramento

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

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.

Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
School typePrivate, for-profit
DeanJames Schiavenza
LocationSacramento, California, United States
USNWR rankingNR
Bar pass rate34% (14/41) (July 2019 first-time takers)[1]

Accreditation and bar passage rateEdit

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 41 Lincoln graduates who took the California bar exam for the first time in July 2019, fourteen passed, for a 34% passage rate, vs. a 60.7% overall pass rate.[1]

Notable alumniEdit

  • 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: July 2019 California Bar Examination" (PDF). California Bar Association. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Accreditation". Lincoln Law School of Sacramento. Retrieved 2019-04-26.

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