Friday, May 2, 2014
California Community College Students to Get Leg Up on Way to Top Law Schools Under First of its Kind Pathway Program: Twenty-Four Community Colleges and Six Law Schools Sign Agreement to Smooth Way to Law Degree:
The California Community Colleges and the State Bar of California today announced a new initiative that will provide students at 24 community colleges a smoother pathway to six of California’s top law schools. The project, sponsored by the State Bar ’s Council on Access and Fairness, will establish agreements with two dozen community colleges and six law schools and their respective undergraduate institutions [USC, UC-Davis, UC-Irvine, Loyola-L.A., Santa Clara, San Francisco]. Students in the program w ill receive assurances that credits in prescribed courses will transfer, early exposure to the law school experience, individual advisement and mentoring from law school advisors, financial aid counseling, LSAT preparation and waived application fees for admission to the participating law schools.