The Empire Difference
At Empire College School of Law, we take an innovative approach to legal education. For more than 50 years, we have offered rigorous evening courses to future lawyers and other professionals who benefit from an advanced understanding of the law. Currently, approximately 25 percent of the Sonoma County Bar are Empire College alumni. We are proud to say that 18 alumni from our Juris Doctor program are now judiciary members in the counties of Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Merced, and beyond.
We owe much of our success to our professors, a talented team of experienced judges and attorneys from the North Bay area. By teaching within their areas of practice, our instructors can easily illustrate how the law applies to everyday life. This approach also enables our faculty to build a participatory environment that is both personalized and professional.
Empire’s moot court teams have consistently performed at a high level in statewide competitions, showcasing both brief writing and oral argument skills developed during their law studies.
In addition, Empire College School of Law has a proud history of community outreach. We provide free legal counsel to elderly, disabled, and low-income citizens through six diverse law clinics. These philanthropic traditions earned us national recognition on President Obama’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for several years in a row, along with a Jefferson Award from the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors.
The mission of Empire College School of Law is to provide a positive learning environment to achieve a quality legal education. Taught by judges and practicing attorneys, the School of Law’s courses emphasize academic excellence and the development of practical lawyering skills. The school is dedicated to instilling students with the highest principles of professional, ethical, and moral responsibility. Students will be enabled to pursue diverse career choices through the acquisition of a thorough knowledge and understanding of the legal system.