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Learn how practical education is an important component of the law school experience from our alumni panel. Join Empire College School of Law at our next Informational Law Seminar on Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Empire College campus. To RSVP for our upcoming seminar, click here. 

Bios of alumni speakers at the April 2019 seminar: 

Rachel McAllister attended Contra Costa Community College and Golden Gate University, majoring in Business Administration and Political Science. After completing her undergraduate studies, she took a break from the world of academia to start a family. She and her husband had four children together, and for 10 years Rachel was a full-time “stay-at-home mom.”

Ms. McAllister enrolled in Sonoma State University’s paralegal program and became a certified paralegal in May 2005. In August 2005 she started her first semester at Empire College School of Law. While in law school, Ms. McAllister worked as a law clerk for the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office for approximately three years. She graduated from Empire in June 2009 and passed the Bar Exam in February 2010. Initially in private practice as a criminal defense attorney, since 2011 she has worked as an associate attorney at the Law Office of Andrew Martinez, assisting clients and their families who are involved in the criminal justice system.

A graduate of Vallejo Senior High School, Gerald L. Jones received his B.A. in English Literature and Afro-American Studies from Sonoma State University and Master of Legal Studies and Juris Doctor degrees from Empire College School of Law, the latter in 2018. Complimenting his J.D. studies, Mr. Jones won the Witkin Award for the highest grade in Professional Responsibility while also participating in the Legal Aid of Sonoma County and Self-Help Access Clinics.

Mr. Jones is a 29-year public servant, having spent his first 10 years working as a licensed psychiatric technician at Napa State Hospital and Sonoma Developmental Center. For the past 19 years, Mr. Jones has worked at Sonoma State University overseeing programs serving low-income, first-generation college students. He is currently the Senior Director of the Center for Academic Access and Student Enrichment. Mr. Jones is the proud father of three children.

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What People Are Saying

Esther Hybert

“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

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