The M.L.S. degree is not a replacement for a law degree, does not entitle an individual to practice law or hold themselves out as a lawyer, and does not qualify the holder to sit for a bar exam. The following notice is required by Guideline 13.3 of the Guidelines for Accredited Law School Rules:
Except as provided in rule 4.30 of the Admission Rules (Legal Education in a foreign state or country), completion of a professional law degree program (MLS) at Kern County Law other than the Juris Doctor degree does not qualify a student to take the California Bar Exam or satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in California. It may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy a requirement for admission to the practice of law in any other jurisdiction. A student intending to seek admission to practice law should contact the admitting authority in the jurisdictions where the student intends to qualify to sit for the bar examination or be admitted to practice for information regarding their legal education requirements.