Northwestern California University School of Law (NWCULaw®) was founded 38 years ago. It began as an external degree-granting law school and is now the oldest degree-granting online law school in the country offering online distance learning education. Its law study program was developed so that economic obstacles, family commitments, the remoteness of the location, and other hardships would not prevent deserving individuals from studying law.
The School currently has approximately 600 enrolled students, and over the many years of the School's history, a large number of its graduates have gone on to practice law successfully. Graduates of the school have transitioned to jobs as private practice lawyers and litigators, deputy public defenders, deputy district attorneys, deputy county counsels, city attorney, patent attorneys, tax attorneys, immigration lawyers, bankruptcy lawyers, an admiralty & maritime lawyers, arbitrators, mediators, administrative court judges, and staff attorneys working for law firms, private corporations, organisations and governmental agencies.
NWCULaw has a proven record of success for online law schools and distance learning and was the first such school to offer Internet-based instruction to its students utilising videoconferencing technology. It provides an entirely online law study program leading to the presentation of the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree.