Your Virtual Live Interactive Online Juris Doctor Degree Program
STUDENT DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
CALIFORNIA BAR EXAMINERS REQUIRED DISCLOSURES - PLEASE READ
The following disclosures are required by California Business and Professions Code § 6061, Unaccredited Law School Rule 4.241, Guideline 2.3(D), and Guideline 2.3(E):
American Institute of Law is not approved by the American Bar Association, and not accredited by the State Bar of California. The school of law is registered with the State Bar of California to enable its graduates to take the bar examination upon competition of the Juris Doctor program.
American Institute of Law has not applied for accreditation in the previous five years
American Institute of Law Assets: $125,000.00; American Institute of Law Liabilities: $12,360.00
There are no pass rates available of students who have taken the California First-Year Law Students’ Examination (FYLSX) or the California Bar Examination (GBX) since the establishment of the law school. American Institute of Law pass rates of students who have taken the FYLSX or the GBX will be provided as soon as available from the State Bar of California,
The educational background, qualifications, and experience of the faculty and the names of any faculty or administrators who are members of the State Bar of California or who are admitted in another jurisdiction are as follows:
Edward R. Green, Dean, First-Year Law Professor
Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, Valedictorian; Simon Greenleaf University, School of Law.
Licensed California and Utah attorney and legal educator for over twenty-five years.
Dean and First-Year Law Professor, American Heritage University, School of Law, 2010-2015.
Founding Dean and Emeritus Professor of Law, Abraham Lincoln University, School of Law, 1996-2010.
Chester S. Zaluga, Administrator, Registrar
Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian; Abraham Lincoln University, School of Law.
Master Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian; National University, Los Angeles.
Master of Arts, Systems Behavioral Science; Goddard College, Plainfield Vermont.
Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics; University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Professor, American Heritage University, School of Law, 2011-2014
Adjunct Professor, Abraham Lincoln University, School of Law, 2007-2010.
Licensed California practicing attorney in the areas of Criminal Defense and Immigration.
Michael P. Dowd, Professor
Juris Doctor, University of Houston.
Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, California State University, Long Beach.
Adjunct Professor, Abraham Lincoln University, School of Law, 2010-2011.
Adjunct Professor, University of La Verne, 2007-2011.
Supervising Deputy District Attorney, San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office, 1996-Present.
Sheldrin Ruiz, Professor
Juris Doctor, American Heritage University, School of Law
Master of Arts, Latin American Studies, California State University, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
Licensed California practicing attorney
The most current ratio of faculty to student is one faculty member to 10.2 students (1:10.2).
The education American Institute of Law provides may not satisfy the requirements of other jurisdictions for the practice of law and applicants should contact the jurisdiction in which they may wish to practice for that jurisdiction’s requirements.
American Institute of Law has never been issued a Notice of Noncompliance by the Committee of Bar Examiners.
The method of instruction at this law school for the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree program is principally by correspondence.
Students enrolled in the J.D. degree program at this law school who successfully complete the first year of law study must pass the First-Year Law Students’ Examination required by Business and Professions Code § 6060(h) and Rule VIII of the Rules Regulating Admission to Practice Law in California as part of the requirements to qualify to take the California Bar Examination. A student who passes the First-Year Law Students’ Examination within three (3) administrations of the examination after first becoming eligible to take it will receive credit for all legal studies completed to the time the examination is passed. A student who does not pass the examination within three (3) administrations of the examination after first becoming eligible to take it must be promptly disqualified from the law school’s J.D. degree program. If the dismissed student subsequently passes the examination, the student is eligible for reenrollment in this law school’s J.D. degree program, but will receive credit for only one year of legal study.
Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy the requirements for admission to practice in jurisdictions other than California. A student intending to seek admission to practice law in a jurisdiction other than California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding the legal education requirements in that jurisdiction for admission to the practice of law.