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Empire School of Law Class of 2020

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 […]

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Empire Law Students

What Can You Do with Empire’s Master of Legal Studies?

September 11, 2019

What can you do with Empire’s Master of Legal Studies? You don’t have to become a lawyer to understand the law. If you are interested in legal issues, desire a career related to the law, or need some legal expertise to give your career a boost, a Master of Legal Studies might be right for you. Earning a bachelor’s […]

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Disaster Law

5 Disaster Law Specialties to Consider

August 22, 2019

According to The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2017 was a record year for natural disasters in the United States, with cumulative damage from floods, fires and other weather events estimated to total $306.2 billion. As natural disasters increase, the demand for Disaster Law professionals continues to grow. The following Disaster Law specialties represent 5 […]

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Santa Rosa Law Students

What a JD Can Do For Your Career

August 13, 2019

A career in law is a noble pursuit. It takes commitment and a lot of hard work. A juris doctor degree (J.D. degree) is required for taking state Bar exams. However, the topics covered and skills learned in earning a J.D. degree have applications in many other respected professions, particularly in business. The path to […]

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Get Hands-on Experience in Law School

Get Hands-on Experience in Law School

July 22, 2019

At Empire College School of Law, we believe in giving our students practical experience alongside their theoretical education. We offer them a chance to get hands-on experience in law school, all while helping those who otherwise might not have access to legal guidance. Our six diverse law clinics provide a real-world education. Here is an […]

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Fields of Law

Of the Many Fields of Law, Which Is the Best Fit for You?

June 27, 2019

There are many areas of legal practice that might interest future lawyers. At Empire School of Law, students learn about the many types of law careers and can even gain hands-on experience at our law clinics. Here we highlight just some of the many fields of law an attorney might practice. Business Law Business or […]

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California Judiciary

Two Empire Law Alumni Join California Judiciary

March 12, 2019

J. David Markham, a 2000 graduate of Empire College School of Law, and Kathleen “Katie” Ferchland Boriolo, Class of 2009, have recently been appointed to the California judiciary. This marks 14 Empire College School of Law alumni who are members of the judiciary in California (13) and Arizona (1). Gov. Jerry Brown announced the appointment […]

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Empire Team Wins 2018 Traynor Moot Court Competition

Empire Moot Court Team Brings Home Trophy

April 24, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SANTA ROSA, CA – Empire College School of Law captured first place in oral argument at the 2018 Roger J. Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition held April 14-15, 2018 in Los Angeles. In addition, team members Michelle Novi and Stephanie Ransom were recognized for individual excellence in appellate advocacy for their […]

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Criminal Justice Studies

National Public Defender Week – March 18-24, 2018

March 20, 2018

By Professor Kathleen Pozzi, Sonoma County Public Defender Sunday, March 18th, marks the 55th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, and the third nationwide celebration of Public Defense week.  The Law Office of the Sonoma County Public Defender is joining forces with National, State and County wide public defense offices and other indigent defense organizations to celebrate […]

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Explore a Career in Public Law

March 13, 2018

Ever wondered what a career in the public law sector is really like? Professors Holly Rickett (Deputy County Counsel for the County of Sonoma) and Kathleen Pozzi (Sonoma County’s Public Defender) have organized a complimentary panel discussion for students, applicants, and new lawyers to explore careers in public service on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from […]

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Bialkin and Brockway, Empire College

Alumni keynote first Law School Informational Seminar of 2018

January 1, 2018

As Sonoma County works to rebuild and come back stronger than before, now, more than ever, Empire College is proud to offer the opportunity of a quality, affordable legal education to our community. The New Year is also a good time to build or rebuild a career and reimagine your life. If someone you know has been […]

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Empire College UPDATE – Classes Restart Tomorrow, 10/17

October 16, 2017

To everyone in our amazing Empire College community: Over the weekend, we attempted to call every student to ensure that they were safe and to ask about when they could return to school. The overwhelming response from the students we talked to was that they wanted to be back in their classes. Based on this […]

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Alicia Bronbach, Esq.

(Class of 2006)
One of the advantages of Empire as a night vs. traditional law school is the real-life experience that most students have between college and law school. Being a second-career lawyer, you bring a lot more value to the table and to a prospective employer than you may appreciate.

Jacqueline Rosario, Esq

(Class of 2014)
I wanted to be an attorney because I wanted to make a difference in this world, and I feel that I am doing that. It is very rewarding, and I am blessed to be living my dream. I recommend to everybody considering law school that if you want to do this and have the will to do it, do it.

Chris Van Nuys

Operations Manager, LEMO USA, Inc. (Class of 2019)
Empire Law School provided the instruction, guidance, and motivation that I needed to pass the California State Bar Examination on the first try, despite the rigors of managing a full-time career and family commitments in parallel. I would absolutely recommend Empire Law School to anyone looking for relevant and masterful instruction in the subjects of law.