Empire College

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Empire College School of Law is pleased to announce that we will be offering Admissions, Financial Aid and Enrollment appointments virtually. Your health and safety is our number one priority along with your future. To set up a virtual appointment with our Admissions Team today, please select 'Schedule Virtual Appointment' box before submitting your information
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Welcome to Empire College in Santa Rosa, California

Founded in 1961 to meet the area’s workforce needs, Empire College has more than 11,000 graduates. It is located in Santa Rosa, California, just one hour north of the San Francisco Bay Area in the heart of the wine-growing region of Sonoma County.Recognized for inspiring civic engagement and achieving meaningful, measurable outcomes in the community, Empire College was named to President Obama’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction in 2012-2015. In addition, the Empire Board of Directors was recognized by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors in 2015 as one of five Jefferson Award recipients.Call 888-714-9628 to schedule a campus visit today.

CARES ACT GRANT INFORMATION – As part of the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), we are disclosing the allocation of these emergency funds to the public. Click here to review these documents.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CLASSES AND ALTERNATE DELIVERY LEARNING INCLUDING PHASED REOPENING PLANClick here.

School of Law Programs

Empire College School of Law offers two intensive, high-quality programs: a Juris Doctor and a Master of Legal Studies. Both programs are available in the evening so that our students may complete their education while attending to family and professional matters as they pursue a law degree.


Angela Emerick, Esq.

(Class of 2015)

"Being born in Australia and becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2009, I understand the process and honor of becoming an American citizen and am proud to help those in their quest to become citizens and better their lives."

Daryl Reese, Esq.

(Class of 2014)

"I decided to enroll in Law School when I was 50 years old having enjoyed a full career in the nonprofit sector. Now I have a robust business and nonprofit law practice serving clients throughout the State of California and I am loving it. I could never have made that kind of career transition if it had not been for Empire Law School. The opportunity to take evening courses and at a cost far less than other law schools, and to do so in my own community made my career shift affordable, enjoyable, and attainable."

Orchid Vaghti, Esq.

(Class of 2010)

"There are not that many new lawyers who have the experience to go to trial. They would not be ready for it. Seeing the practical points of the legal process through her Empire education gave Orchid an advantage."
- L. Stephen Turer, Esq.