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Admissions Guide Colleges Of Law California

Admissions Guide Colleges Of Law California

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Published by The Colleges Of Law
http://www.CollegesofLaw.edu/ Apply Today! The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law, a nonprofit law school accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of The State Bar of California, prepares students for the practice of law through a program that deftly combines quality, convenience, affordability, and real-world practicality.
http://www.CollegesofLaw.edu/ Apply Today! The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law, a nonprofit law school accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of The State Bar of California, prepares students for the practice of law through a program that deftly combines quality, convenience, affordability, and real-world practicality.

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Quality.Integrity.Aordability.
ADMISSIONS GUIDE2011 | 2012
 
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“The arc o history is long,but it bends toward
 justice.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thank you or exploring the Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges o Law. You’ve come to the right place i you’relooking or the opportunity to launch a high-impact proessional career through a convenient program combiningoutstandin g instruction with aordable tuition.We’re proud to provide a top-notch legal education in a regional setting. Our aculty members are highlyrespected lawyers and judges who bring real-world experience into the curriculum. They create a collegiallearning environment that osters condent, practice-ready attorneys who will serve their clients andcommunities with the highest degree o integrity.Our graduates earn the Juris Doctor degree and are academically eligible to sit or the Caliornia BarExamination. They’re well prepared to succeed no matter how they choose to use their legal education −in private practice, government service or business. The vibrancy o our program is refected in our 1,700+alumni, including judges, judicial ocers and lawyers who practice throughout the state.I our themes − quality, integrity and aordability − resonate with you, I hope you’ll give the Colleges o Lawa closer look as you plan a uture in law.Heather GeorgakisDean
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What Are the Colleges of LawAll About?
What we’re all about is you – the talented, inquisitive, highly motivated individual who isinspired to meet the challenge o a proessional career in law.
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History
The Santa Barbara & VenturaColleges o Law is a nonproteducational institution with campusesin two o Southern Caliornia’s mostdesirable coastal communities. Eachcampus is part o a close-knit legalcommunity in which an atmosphere oproessionalism and civility prevails.Our Ventura campus was ounded in1969 by a group o local attorneysand judges who sought to provide anopportunity or local residents toobtain law degrees without leavingtheir homes and jobs. Six years later,a legal educator and attorney oundedthe Santa Barbara campus. In 1978the two schools merged and todaywe’re known as one o Caliornia’spremier regional law schools.Our reputation has grown as ourgraduates have proven themselvesto be well-trained legal proessionalsable to serve the needs o individualclients, businesses, nonprotorganizations and governmentalentities throughout the state.
Curriculum
As the 21st century unolds, ourrapidly changing society needs client-centered, practice-ready attorneys.So, our stimulating curriculumintegrates theory with practice,blending traditional courses withpractical skills training in research,writing, negotiation and oral advocacy.Each student also gains real-worldlegal experience by completing a65-hour pro bono internship under thesupervision o a judge or attorney. Thisrequirement highlights an attorney’sethical obligation to provide pro bonoservice while preparing students tomeet the challenges o day-to-day lawpractice.Students may, i they wish, earna Certicate o Concentration byocusing their elective energies inone o our diverse elds: criminal,business, estate planning and amilylaw.To earn the Juris Doctor degreestudents must successully complete84 semester units. Although ourprogram is considered part-timebecause attendance is generallyrequired only three nights a week,students are able to complete a legaleducation in 3-½ to 4 years.
 Accreditations andMemberships
Both the Ventura and the SantaBarbara campuses have beenaccredited by the Committee oBar Examiners o The State Bar oCaliornia or over 25 years. TheColleges are ounding memberso the Association o CaliorniaAccredited Law Schools (CALS), anorganization representing the lawschools accredited by The State Bar oCaliornia. In keeping with our missionto oer high-quality yet aordablelegal education, the Colleges havenot sought nor do we intend to seekaccreditation by the American BarAssociation.
Philosophy of Admissions
The Colleges o Law are committedto providing the opportunityor a solid legal education toqualied applicants. In additionto graduates o our-year andcommunity colleges, and applicantswith at least 60 semester unitso academic college credits,exceptionally well-qualiedindividuals without such collegecredentials may be accepted intoour program as “special students.”Transer students rom otherlaw schools are also eligible oradmission, providing they meetcertain requirements. The Collegesdo not discriminate on the basis orace, sex, age, religion, nationalor ethnic origin, sexual orientation,disability, marital status, or priormilitary service in admissions,employment or student services/ activities.
Admission to PracticeLaw Outside Caliornia
Graduates o the Colleges desiringto practice law in states other thanCaliornia should be aware thatmost states require graduationrom a law school approved oraccredited by the American BarAssociation or approved oraccredited by the state supremecourt or examining committee asa prerequisite to taking the BarExamination in that state.Study at, or graduation rom,this law school may not qualiya student to take the BarExamination or be admitted topractice law in jurisdictions otherthan Caliornia. A student whointends to seek admission topractice law outside o Caliorniashould contact the admittingauthority in that jurisdictionor inormation regardingits education and admissionrequirements.
 Admission toPractice Law inCalifornia
Widely considered amongthe best regional lawprograms in Caliornia,the Santa Barbara &Ventura Colleges o Lawhave been accredited bythe Committee o BarExaminers o The StateBar o Caliornia since the1970s. Graduates areacademically qualied totake the Bar Examinationin Caliornia. Admission tothe practice o law withinthe state o Caliornia isgoverned by the Oce oAdmissions o The StateBar. Details are availableat www.calbar.ca.gov.
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