Find out how to enroll in our California law school.
Like many accredited law schools in California, The School of Law at Empire College operates on a semester system. Introductory classes (Introduction to Law, and Legal Research and Writing) are offered in February, June, and October. First-year classes (Criminal Law, Contracts, and Torts) begin in the fall and spring semesters.
JURIS DOCTOR PROGRAM
Students are classified as "Regular," "Special" or "Transfer." Regular students are defined as those having a four-year degree, OR an A.A./A.S. degree, OR 60 semester or 90 quarter units of undergraduate studies acceptable toward a B.A. degree. Special students are defined as those having less than 60 semester or 90 quarter units of undergraduate studies acceptable toward a B.A. degree. Keep law school requirements in mind when applying to accredited law schools in California.
MASTER OF LEGAL STUDIES PROGRAM
Applicants to the Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program who hold a bachelor's degree from a qualified institution may be admitted into the program. An applicant not holding a bachelor's degree from a qualified institution may be admitted if the following are met: the applicant has earned an Associate in Arts Degree or an Associate in Science Degree or at least two years of college work (i.e. a minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter units of college credit equivalent to at least half that required for a bachelor's degree, completed with a grade average adequate for graduation) from a college or university that has degree-granting authority from the state in which it is located.
Admittance, attendance, and graduation from Empire College School of Law's MLS program will not allow a graduate to be entitled to practice law in California or any other jurisdiction. Attendees or graduates shall not be qualified to sit for the California Bar Examination or any bar examination in any other jurisdiction.
For complete information on law school requirements, contact the School of Law Admissions Office at 707-546-4000.
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