The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law
Founded more than 40 years ago to expand opportunities for legal education, today The Colleges of Law are widely recognized as being among the State of California’s premier regional law schools. The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law is a California Bar approved institution offering two pathways for students interested in pursuing a career in law or a law-related field – for less than half the cost of traditional private law schools. The Colleges of Law’s Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) programs combine quality, convenience, affordability, and real-world practicality. Students learn from faculty members that are among the region’s most accomplished attorneys and judges, gain hands-on experience through pro-bono internships, and forge strong community ties.
The school is well-respected by employers and the local legal community—its Bar pass rates consistently surpasses those of other California Bar approved (non-ABA) law schools. Graduates of the J.D. program are educationally qualified to sit for the Bar Examination in California and, upon successfully passing the exam, practice law within California.
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