California Law Schools

Comprehensive Directory of Law Schools in California in Alphabetical Order


California Law Schools

  • Berkeley - Berkeley Law, University of California
    2850 Telegraph Avenue Suite 500, Berkeley 94705, Phone: (510) 642-2274

    Berkeley Law is a community of thinkers and doers exuberantly engaged in life. We are one of the nation’s premier law schools, located at one of the world’s great universities, in one of the most vibrant places on the planet. At Berkeley Law, we are committed to absolute top-tier education and scholarship. And we are equally committed to using our substantial intellectual capital to help solve real-world problems and to create a more just society. One of our distinguishing features is the extraordinary degree to which our students and faculty partner with people beyond the school: identifying challenges, creating alliances, solving problems, and sparking change.

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  • Cerritos - Irvine University College of Law
    10900 183 St, Suite 330, Cerritos 90703, Phone: (888) 953-2766

    The mission of Irvine University College of Law is to provide a practical legal education for today’s adult student. The College of Law has developed a special program designed to meet the special needs of its adult students by providing an affordable, convenient legal education for today’s mature student. The College of Law faculty are professionals in the legal field prepared to combine classroom lectures and practice to demonstrate the issues that face the practicing attorney in today’s world.

  • Chico - Cal Northern School of Law
    1395 Ridgewood Drive, Suite 100, Chico 95973, Phone: (530) 891-6900

    Cal Northern School of Law is the only law school between Sacramento and the Oregon border. Students earn a J.D. (Doctor of Jurisprudence) degree in four years of night study, which fulfills the educational requirements for admission to the State Bar of California.

  • Costa Mesa - Whittier Law School
    3333 Harbor Boulevard, Costa Mesa 92626, Phone: (714) 444-4141

    Whittier Law School, founded in 1966 in Los Angeles as the non-profit stand-alone institution originally known as Beverly Law School, is, for the fifth consecutive year, ranked as one of the most diverse law schools in the nation.

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  • Davis - UC Davis School of Law
    400 Mrak Hall Drive, Davis 95616, Phone: (530) 752-0243

    The mission of the School of Law of the University of California, Davis, is to be a nationally and internationally recognized leader in the development and dissemination of legal knowledge, as well as the training of students to become socially responsible lawyers committed to professional excellence and high ethical standards, and to provide significant public service through law reform and professional activities. Through its faculty, students, and graduates, the School of Law seeks to make substantial contributions toward solving the complex legal problems confronting our society.

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  • Fresno - Oak Brook College of Law (OBCL)
    7750 North Fresno Street, Suite 104, Fresno 93720, Phone: (559) 650-7755

    The mission of Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy is to train individuals who desire to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ through service as advocates of truth, counselors of reconciliation, and ministers of justice in the fields of law and government policy.

  • Fresno - San Joaquin College of Law
    901 Fifth St, Fresno 93612, Phone: (559) 323-2100

    San Joaquin College of Law (SJCL) founded in 1969 by a visionary group of San Joaquin Valley judges and attorneys who believed that capable individuals were being denied a quality legal education because no accredited law school existed in the area. Their goal was to provide the opportunity for San Joaquin Valley residents to become effective legal practitioners.

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  • Fullerton - Western State University College of Law
    1111 North State College Blvd., Fullerton 92831, Phone: (714) 738-1000

    Western State's student body is diverse and reflects the law school's mission to serve the community. That diversity is also reflected in the dedicated and highly motivated faculty who serve as scholars and mentors both inside and outside of the classroom.

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  • Glendale - Glendale University College of Law
    220 North Glendale Avenue, Glendale 91206, Phone: 818-247-0770

    For almost forty years Glendale University College of Law has provided an affordable Juris Doctor degree program designed for those who need to balance the dream of becoming a lawyer with the many demands of today's increasingly complex world. We encourage you to make arrangements to visit a class and experience for yourself Glendale's unique learning environment.

  • Inglewood - University of West Los Angeles School of Law (UWLA)
    9920 S. La Cienega Blvd, Inglewood 90301-4423, Phone: (310) 342-5250

    The University's mission continues to deepen its roots in the community and to inspire a flourishing of its values on campus. The current administration, faculty and staff adopted a Credo as a part of UWLA's 35th Anniversary celebration in 2001. The Credo expresses UWLA's commitment to a distinctively supportive campus culture, a culture of peace, tolerance, and respect.

  • Long Beach - California State University
    401 Golden Shore, Long Beach 90802-4210, Phone: (562) 951-4000

    The California State University is a leader in providing high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education. We offer unlimited opportunities to help students meet their personal and professional goals. Students can choose from among 23 campuses and over 1,800 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in some 240 subject areas. Our faculty members, who are preeminent in their fields, are committed to teaching and involvement with students. Our staff members are focused on providing a comprehensive range of student services and support. And our students are a dynamic and diverse group of individuals who are active and involved on their campuses and in their communities. More than 2 million students have graduated from our campuses and have gone on to shape the future of California and our nation. That’s why a CSU education is more than just a learning experience – it’s an opportunity to make a difference.

  • Los Angeles - Abraham Lincoln University School of Law
    3000 S. Robertson Blvd, Suite 420, Los Angeles 90034, Phone: (310) 202-9999

    That man with a dream made his dream come true by starting California's first Online law school. A school where people could complete their entire law school education Online, never needing to attend a single class in person. A school where the flexibility of the Internet allowed students to take their classes when they want and where they want, from the convenience of their own home, their office, or even from a hotel room while traveling on the road.

  • Los Angeles - Concord Law School

    Concord provides a rigorous and comprehensive legal education with a personalized curriculum and study program leading to a Juris Doctor (JD) degree or an Executive JDSM. Instruction is both highly theoretical and highly practical, emphasizing a critical understanding of how law functions in society as well as a practical knowledge of how lawyers function within the legal system.

  • Los Angeles - International Pacific School of Law
    3350 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 777, Los Angeles 90010, Phone: (888) 921-8899

    International Pacific School of Law (ISPL) is officially registered with and approved by the Committie of Bar Examiner (CBE) of the State Bar of California as a California correspondence law school with Juris Doctor degree-granting authority. This allows graduates of our four-year JD program who have complied with Title 4, Division of the Rules of the State Bar of California to sit for the California Bar Exam.

  • Los Angeles - Loyola Law School Los Angeles
    919 Albany Street, Los Angeles 90015-1211, Phone: (213) 736-1000

    The mission of Loyola Law School is legal education within the context of Loyola Marymount University and its goals as a Catholic Institution in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. In carrying out this mission, it is the particular responsibility of Loyola Law School to: Achieve and maintain excellence in the instruction of law and promote legal scholarship and research in the context of academic freedom; Seek to educate men and women who will be leaders of both the legal profession and society, demonstrating in their practice of law and public service the highest standards of personal integrity, professional ethics and a deep concern for social justice; Act at all times as an institution in a manner consistent with those values. The Law School should be distinguished by its concern for social justice. It should continue its efforts to provide opportunities for legal education to the poor, the underprivileged, women and minorities. Loyola Law School has a long-standing commitment to affirmative action and adheres to and supports all legal requirements for non-discrimination and equal opportunity in all of its programs. As a Jesuit-related institution, the Law School recognizes its moral and ethical obligation to provide opportunities for a quality legal education to qualified applicants of diverse backgrounds, interests and professional objectives.

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  • Los Angeles - Peoples College of Law
    660 South Bonnie Brae Street, Los Angeles 90057, Phone: (213) 483-0083

    We only admit those students who, regardless of their quite varied political, spiritual, cultural or social backgrounds, have demonstrated a commitment to progressive social change, have an awareness of working class issues and will employ the skills gained at the school to further these goals in their own way. Thus, if you want to be a prosecutor or a corporate attorney, don't waste our time applying; there are plenty of other schools out there for you!

  • Los Angeles - Southwestern Law School
    3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles 90010, Phone: 213-738-6700

    The only law school with four courses of study leading to the J.D. degree, Southwestern Law School offers traditional full-time and part-time programs as well as a unique 2-year J.D. alternative curriculum. The campus includes the extraordinary Bullocks Wilshire building, a world-renowned historic Art Deco landmark that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Los Angeles - University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law
    Box 951476, Los Angeles 90095, Phone: (310) 825-4841

    UCLA School of Law is the youngest top law school in the nation. At fifty-five years old, our school has never felt bound by outmoded ideas of how law should be taught or studied. Instead, beginning in the 1950s, UCLA created its own tradition - a tradition of innovation. We maintain this tradition persistently, building off our past successes as we propel our school, and students, into a future of unparalleled distinction.

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  • Los Angeles - University of Southern California Gould School of Law
    699 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles 90089-0071, Phone: (213) 740-2523

    One of the most prominent law schools in the country, USC Law offers a forward-looking, interdisciplinary legal education guided by nationally renowned professors and informed by the diversity of a friendly and collegial student body. Located in the nation's second largest city, one of the largest and most dynamic in the world, the school offers myriad opportunities to apply the law to real-world problems through partnerships with some of the world's leading companies and law firms. Through interdisciplinary academic training and practical application of skills, students acquire the experience necessary to succeed as leaders in a global environment.

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  • Malibu - Pepperdine University School of Law
    24225 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90263, Phone: (310) 506-4611

    The mission of Pepperdine University School of Law is to provide highly qualified students with a superior legal education. The school seeks to prepare students for positions as counselors, advocates, and judges; as business persons; and as researchers, teachers, and philosophers of the law. These ends are furthered by a program of academic excellence combined with practical experience. The school's Christian emphasis leads to a special concern for imbuing students with the highest principles of professional, ethical, and moral responsibility. An effort is made to call together a faculty, staff, and student body who wish to share this experience of quality legal education in a value-centered context. It is the philosophy of the School of Law that lawyers best serve the interests of their clients, as well as the interests of society, when they possess a genuine commitment to high standards of personal conduct and professional responsibility. Therefore, the school tries to convey to its students not only the knowledge of how to employ the law, but also an awareness of the responsibilities to society that accompany the power inherent in that knowledge.

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  • North San Jose - University of Silicon Valley Law School
    170 Rose Orchard Way, Suite 200, North San Jose 95134, Phone: (408) 842-8887

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  • Ontario - University of La Verne College of Law
    320 East D Street, Ontario 91764, Phone: (909) 460-2000

    To teach our students to be effective legal professionals who use their skills and talents for the benefit of their communities, to imbue these students with pride in the legal profession, and to promote diversity within the law school community, accomplished by providing full-time and part-time law programs with high academic standards.

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  • Orange - Chapman University School of Law
    Donald P. Kennedy Hall, One University Dr., Orange 92866, Phone: (714) 628-2500

    Chapman University School of Law, the only law school in Orange County located on a university campus, is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1995, the law school already has achieved significant recognition in legal education and is committed to the highest standards of excellence. The Chapman School of Law offers a dynamic, personalized legal education with a firm dedication to student success.

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  • Orange - Pacific West College of Law
    2011 West Chapman Ave., Orange 92868, Phone: 714.634.3738

    Excellence in the law depends on the strength of its practitioners. Those lawyers who dedicate themselves to the application of legal theories in everyday situations will evolve as the leaders in jurisprudence. At Pacific West College of Law we are committed to the development of practitioners who are well founded in legal theories and skilled in their application. Our motto, "Excellence through Knowledge and Achievement Through Commitment," is reflected in our curriculum and faculty. Our unique curriculum incorporates supportive courses in the civil and criminal areas to ensure professional competence in our graduates. Upper-class students are allowed to select an area of concentration. The curriculum allows us to provide each student with individual counseling to develop a course schedule that is tailored to the individual student's needs. Our faculty members are experienced attorneys who teach courses in their own areas of expertise. This allows us to teach practical applications of the law in each subject area. Our system of faculty selection and curriculum presentation gives our students a superior legal education. We invite you to join us at Pacific West College of Law for an exciting adventure in learning.

  • Pleasant Hill - John F. Kennedy University School Of Law
    100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill 94523-4817, Phone: 925.969.3300

    The School of Law’s mission is to provide a challenging and comprehensive legal education in a supportive learning environment to a nontraditional and diverse community of learners dedicated to the professional, ethical practice of law and the pursuit of social justice.

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  • Riverside - California Southern Law School
    3775 Elizabeth Street, Riverside 92506-2308, Phone: (951) 683-6760

    The mission of California Southern Law School is to give students the opportunity to further their education, and to make a change in their careers and lives. We do this by offering a legal education in a setting where small class sizes give the students a sense that they are individuals whom the administration knows by name. The purpose of California Southern Law School is to enroll students in the traditional law school curriculum to prepare them to become licensed attorneys. The objective is to provide quality and practical instruction in the traditional law school curriculum.

  • Sacramento - Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
    3140 J Street, Sacramento 95816, Phone: (916) 446-1275

    The mission of Lincoln Law School of Sacramento is to provide an excellent legal education at an affordable cost to qualified applicants. By selecting students based on the total person, with emphasis on life experience, Lincoln Law School endeavors to provide educational opportunities to a diverse student population. Through an affordable, four-year, evening program, the school strives to meet the special needs of students who may be raising families, working fulltime or preparing for a second career.

  • Sacramento - Northwestern California University Law School (NWCU)
    151 River Plaza Drive, Suite 306, Sacramento 95833, Phone: (916) 920-9470

    Northwestern California University is a non-traditional law school. It arose from the needs of those who desired to study law but because of financial limitations, family responsibilities, geographic location, time constraints, etc., could not attend a regular classroom type law school.

  • Sacramento - University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
    3200 Fifth Avenue, Sacramento 95817, Phone: (916) 739-7191

    I think you will quickly learn why Pacific McGeorge is considered one of the finest teaching institutions in the United States: our faculty cares. Their willingness to become personally involved in your legal education, both now and in the future, distinguishes Pacific McGeorge. It's the best reason to begin your legal career here.

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  • San Diego - California Western School of Law
    225 Cedar Street, San Diego 92101, Phone: 619-239-0391

    California Western School of Law is committed to using the law to solve human and societal problems. Our mission is to train ethical, competent and compassionate lawyers, representative of our diverse society, who can use the law effectively and creatively. We recognize that, in the twenty-first century, the rapid rate of change will accelerate and create further problems. We also recognize that the pervasive perception, and partial reality, that the legal system and lawyers have helped create rather than solve, the problems our evolving society confronts. While continuing to graduate lawyers well equipped to practice law, we also seek to graduate creative problem solvers committed to the improvement of our legal system and society. Our graduates will not merely react to problems, but will anticipate them and be ready to devise innovative and responsible solutions to serve the needs of their clients and the broader community. Further, by contributing to legal scholarship, participating in public deliberations about legal matters and serving as a community legal education resource, California Western School of Law will make significant, measurable contributions to the solution of problems in our community, our society and our world.

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  • San Diego - Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    2121 San Diego Avenue, San Diego 92110, Phone: 619,297.9700

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law is a private, independent law school. The mission of the law school is to provide an outstanding legal education for a nationally-based, diverse student body in a collegial and supportive environment with attention to newly emerging areas of law, particularly those related to technological development, globalization and the quest for social justice.

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  • San Diego - University of San Diego School of Law (USD)
    5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego 92110, Phone: (619) 260-4600

    The University of San Diego has crafted a mission statement and core values that help articulate the common ground upon which its principles and aspirations have been built. These ideals, combined with the vision statement and strategic goals, guide the university community in decisions and directions. They are the foundation of the work at the University of San Diego.

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  • San Francisco - Golden Gate University School of Law
    536 Mission Street, San Francisco 94105, Phone: 415-442-7800

    Founded in 1901, Golden Gate University School of Law offers a variety of programs for beginning law students and practicing lawyers. Golden Gate University School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State of California and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Graduates qualify to take the bar exam in all 50 states and in the District of Columbia.

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  • San Francisco - New College of California School of Law
    50 Fell Street, San Francisco 94102, Phone: (415) 241-1300

    New College of California School of Law is the oldest public interest law school in the country. From its inception over 30 years ago, New College has been a leader in the effort to link law and social justice. Our innovative program uses critical legal analysis, apprenticeships, clinical electives, and a supportive environment to help students of different ethnicities, income levels, and social backgrounds succeed. The law school emerged against the backdrop of the civil rights movement and other progressive movements of that time. Our desire has been to provide an outstanding legal education to people who would use their legal knowledge to redress injustices, and change the status quo for the better.

  • San Francisco - San Francisco Law School
    20 Haight Street, San Francisco 94102-5894, Phone: (415) 626-5550

    San Francisco Law School thrives on the variety of its population. Since its earliest days, the Law School has been a model of diversity. Our students make the decision to study law, often at great personal sacrifice and inconvenience to their families. They come seeking to fulfill a desire for a legal career, or as an enhancement to their established business or occupation. Since San Francisco Law School is an evening law school, its program spans four years. Classes are held four nights a week. Some classes may be offered in the summer. San Francisco Law School offers courses in all subjects taught by the California Bar Examination. Several electives are offer each semester.

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  • San Francisco - School of Law Golden Gate University
    536 Mission Street, San Francisco 94105-2968, Phone: 415-442-6600

    Golden Gate's mission stresses both the abstract and the practical side of the law. Our students simultaneously learn legal theory and how to be intelligent, effective, and committed lawyers. Some become judges; some work in private law firms. Still others serve in corporations or in government agencies. In addition, some do not practice law at all, but use the skills they acquired at Golden Gate in the business world. From a career standpoint, our students develop strong and personal legal networks throughout the outside world.

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  • San Francisco - University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    200 McAllister Street, San Francisco 94102, Phone: 415.565.4600

    University of California Hastings College of the Law is a public, coeducational, full-time law school in downtown San Francisco. We are one of the top-rated law schools in the United States. Hastings was founded in 1878 as the first law department of the University of California and is one of the most exciting and vibrant legal education centers in the nation. Our faculty are nationally renowned as both teachers and scholars.

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  • San Francisco - University of San Francisco School of Law
    2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco 94117, Phone: (415) 422-6307

    The Jesuit Catholic traditions of scholarship, dedication to a liberal education, and service to the community are the foundation for all academic programs at USF. The law school embraces these traditions in its commitment to pursue excellence in education, to build a supportive and open learning community, and to contribute to society in both theory and practice.

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  • San Jose - Lincoln Law School of San Jose
    One North First Street, San Jose 95113, Phone: (408) 977-7227

    Lincoln's mission is to provide a superior legal education to its students culminating in the conferral of the Juris Doctor Degree and certification to sit for the California Bar Examination. The Law School has over an 85 year tradition of seeking a student body as diverse as the population of the state and providing an opportunity to individuals who are qualified for the study and practice of law.

  • Santa Ana - Trinity Law School
    2200 North Grand Avenue, Santa Ana 92705, Phone: (714) 836-7500

    Trinity Law School, located in Santa Ana, California, offers a four-year juris doctoral program with classes available during both day and evening, enabling students to work full-time as they complete their law degree. Graduates may sit for the Bar examination of the California State Bar. The program is also available as a joint degree with either the Master of Arts in Communication and Culture or the Master of Arts in Bioethics offered by Trinity Graduate School. Courses in the communication and culture and bioethics programs are offered at the Santa Ana site--the minimal residency requirement at Deerfield may be fulfilled during a summer visit.

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  • Santa Barbara - California School of Law
    5276 Hollister Ave, Suite 262, Santa Barbara 93111, Phone: (805) 683-5337

    The California School of Law offers its students a unique online experience. State of the art technology is utilized to provide live, direct video and audio communication between faculty and students, creating a virtual classroom. The first time you are asked to brief a case or make a legal argument before your professor and classmates, you will feel how real the virtual classroom experience is at the California School of Law. I believe this educational experience, offered from the convenience of any online computer, has no parallel in the field of legal education.

  • Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law
    20 E. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara 93101, Phone: (805) 966-0010

    The mission of the College is to provide high quality legal education through a part-time evening program, leading to the award of a Juris Doctor degree and eligibility to sit for the California State Bar Examination. Founded to provide an opportunity for men and women of all ages, backgrounds, and life experiences to enter the legal profession, the College seeks to develop graduates who will be competent practitioners and who recognize and adhere to the high level of ethics, professional responsibility, and civic duty our society expects of lawyers.

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  • Santa Barbara - Southern California Institute of Law
    1525 State Street, Santa Barbara 93101, Phone: (805) 963-4654

    The Institute aims to prepare students for the successful study of law leading to a Juris Doctor degree in the context of a curriculum designed to inculcate the highest standards of legal ethics, the skills of modern legal research, and a broad-based knowledge of various legal subjects that include but are not limited to subjects tested on the California State Bar Examination.

  • Santa Clara - Santa Clara University - School of Law
    500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 95053-1500, Phone: (408) 554-4361

    Santa Clara University School of Law will excel in preparing its students to meet the challenges of a legal profession that is increasingly global, technologically sophisticated, and culturally diverse. In fulfilling this vision, the Law School is dedicated to educating lawyers of competence, conscience and compassion.

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  • Santa Rosa - Empire College School of Law
    3035 Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa 95403, Phone: 707-546-4000

    At Empire, we are committed to providing the students with an education that will allow them to successfully confront the ethical and intellectual challenges the field of law presents. Our faculty members have distinguished themselves with a high level of competence in their legal specialties, possess scholarly attitudes and abilities, and are effective communicators in the classroom.

  • Seaside - Monterey College of Law
    100 Col. Durham Street, Seaside 93955, Phone: 831-582-4000

    Our curriculum is designed to develop substantive knowledge and practical lawyering skills. Our professors come from public and private practice, for-profit and non-profit organizations, in-house law departments, and the judiciary . . . creating a strong community network of potential employment opportunities for students and graduates. Many of the school's top students have received the opportunity to participate in judicial clerkships and internships with area courts.

  • Stanford - Stanford University Law School
    Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford 94305-8610, Phone: 650 723.2465

    At Stanford Law School, excellence is a given. Our community — engaged faculty and students, influential alumni, dedicated staff — is united in its belief that a Stanford Law degree is a powerful tool for change. Our programs —intensive curriculum, hands–on legal clinics, high-profile academic centers — cultivate professional skills and values, inspire new ideas, and engage leaders in developing solutions. And our resources — from cutting-edge facilities to the diverse advantages of Stanford University — make the Stanford Law campus an ideal environment for exploring and mastering the law.

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  • Stockton - Humphreys College Laurence Drivon School of Law
    6650 Inglewood Avenue,, Bldg. 100, Room 135, Stockton 95207, Phone: (209) 235-2905

    Our goal is to develop the next generation of lawyers who protect the public interest, behave responsibly and ethically and leave this Institution knowing how to lawyer with practical and hands on experience. The classes are small and the Professors available. There is more to being a lawyer than intellectual understanding.

  • Upland - Inland Valley University College of Law
    99 N. San Antonio Ave., Ste. #360, Upland 91786, Phone: 909-982-5733

    Inland Valley University College of Law was established to provide an opportunity for students who wish to acquire a legal education without regard to race, creed or cultural background. The institutions education is designed to be a people-centered value, orientated program to prepare our students for a law career ensuring continuing personal growth and commitment to human needs.

  • West Covina - California College of Law
    652 South Sunset Avenue, West Covina 91790-2809, Phone: (213) 962-3414




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