Empire College School of Law

A CBE-Accredited Law School with Top-Ranked Performance on the California Bar Exam

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Set Yourself Apart with a Degree from Empire College School of Law in Santa Rosa, California

Here at Empire College School of Law, students do more than memorize legal theory — they learn how to apply it. Our Elder Law Clinic was one of the first of its kind, and the practical experience it and our other five clinics provide to our students has enabled them to trophy at several statewide Traynor Moot Court competitions. In addition, our courses are taught by practicing attorneys and judges who bring valuable insight to the classroom.

Accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California since 1982 to offer a Juris Doctor program, Empire College School of Law’s degree-granting authority qualifies graduates to take the California Bar Exam and obtain admission to practice law in the state. Empire College School of Law’s Master of Legal Studies program is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education.

Conveniently located an hour north of the Bay Area in Sonoma County, our Santa Rosa campus is only a short drive from Greater San Francisco. Call 888-714-9628 to schedule a campus visit today.

 

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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.

 

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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.


Diane Aqui, Esq.

(Class of 2001)
Empire College gave me the opportunity to earn a Juris Doctorate while still working full time in my “first” career as an engineer. The professors are all practicing attorneys and judges and it is clear that they love what they do---guiding, teaching and mentoring a new group of potential lawyers, who one day will be their peers and practice alongside them in the legal community. I think one of my favorite cases since I graduated in 2001 was against a former Empire professor and I walked away with a win!

Andrew Conway, Esq.

(Class of 2014)
I decided to go to law school after interning for the Diversion program for the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office while I was in college. Empire provided me with friends who became colleagues, and Professors who became the Judges I appear in front of today. I have always wanted to work with the law and youth and I now manage a Dependency contract for Mendocino County, which has become my dream career as I get to do the exact job I wanted when I decided to go to law school. I definitely have my dream job thanks to Empire and their exceptional professors.

James V. Sansone, Esq.

(Class of 2006)
I picked Empire College because I had to juggle between family obligations and a fulltime job. Empire was the only option that allowed me to effectively manage my work and family obligations and still pursue a law degree. Thanks to Empire, I was able to pass the bar exam on my first try and begin a new, exciting, and lucrative legal career that I love.