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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 LawBusiness or Corporate Law […]

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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 of […]

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National Public Defender Week – March 18-24, 2018

March 20, 2018

By Professor Kathleen Pozzi, Sonoma County Public DefenderSunday, 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 and […]

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We have hired only Empire students for years. The results have been splendid for us and our clerks. The students made a tremendous contribution to my office.

Bruce Kinnison

Sonoma County Chief Deputy Public Defender (Ret.), Professor of Criminal Law

In my case, the Empire Law students are helping me to write a will (at my tender age of nearly 70!). They seem to have a wide range of knowledge. Those of us who have used the services are pleased with the help.

Esther Hybert

Elder Law Clinic Client

By assisting clients at the Self-Help Access Center, students learn about law, human nature, society and challenges people face on a daily basis.

Michelle Brown

Empire Law Graduate

Our office looks for quality law clerks and future attorneys. We have a strong relationship with Empire College and fill many of our openings with its graduates.

Rachel Elliot

Deputy Public Defender, Law Office of the Public Defender, Sonoma County