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New Professors Fall Semester 2020

September 9, 2020

Welcome to five new professors who have joined the Empire College School of Law faculty for the Fall 2020 semester. Jared Babula will teach Energy Law; Hon. Katie Ferchland Boriolo, Professional Responsibility; Deborah S. Bull, Evidence; James Sansone, Remedies; and Philip Jeff Terry, Real Property.Jared Babula is an attorney with the California Energy Commission and […]

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Empire Law Grads Achieve Juris Doctor Dream

May 28, 2020

Congratulations to the Empire Law School Class of 2020! This group of dynamic people entered law school with diverse educational and employment backgrounds and are ready to apply those experiences to the practice of law. We are honored to share portions of their bios illustrating the many paths that can be taken to achieve the […]

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Two Empire Law School Alumni Join California Judiciary in 2020

January 27, 2020

  SANTA ROSA, CA—Victoria Shanahan, a 2001 graduate of Empire College School of Law, and Paul Lozada, Class of 2007, have recently been appointed to the California judiciary. This marks 16 Empire College School of Law alumni who are members of the judiciary in California (15) and Arizona (1).   Paul Lozada and Victoria Shanahan             Gov. Gavin Newsom […]

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What is a Swearing-in Ceremony?

September 20, 2019

After passing the California bar exam, JD graduates attend a swearing-in ceremony where they are officially accepted into the State Bar of California. During the ceremony, a practicing attorney makes a motion to have the graduate admitted to the bar. Often, the attorney is a mentor or relative of the graduate, though not always. Once the […]

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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.