Each year thousands of homeschooled students graduate from high school. Then the question is “What is the next step?” Is it possible to go to law school directly from high school? Do you need an undergraduate degree first? The answer is “no.”
For many high school graduates, they know exactly what they want and do not want to waste time and money going through undergraduate coursework not relevant to their goals. For those interested in law, one can earn a Juris Doctor degree and become a licensed attorney without an undergraduate degree.
The State of California permits one to become a licensed attorney after completing a course of study through distance learning/correspondence/online law schools. By taking CLEP exams, or by completing 60 semester credit hours of course work toward an undergraduate degree, a student can satisfy the pre-legal education requirements to enroll in law school.
Oak Brook College of Law is one school that accepts students without an undergraduate degree if they have demonstrated equivalent intellectual achievement through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). For details on the CLEP equivalency requirements and admission standards for Oak Brook College of Law, click here. For admission standards for Oak Brook College’s legal assistant/paralegal programs, click here.