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Second, third, and fourth-year students may apply to become members of the Empire Law Review. Successful applicants have an opportunity to research and potentially publish an article analyzing and commenting on current legal issues of significant importance. Law Review publication in California is an accomplishment that could separate you from other candidates for positions. Student authors work under the guidance of an editorial board and faculty advisor, Professor Brad DeMeo.

Volume 5, containing the following five articles, was published in Spring 2010. Copies of Empire College’s School of Law Sonoma County Law Review are available for purchase by calling the Law School office at 707-546-4000.

  • The Punctilio of Honor for Developers of Intellectual Property? by Andrzej W. Bednarski
  • Employers Beware: Ricci v. DeStefano Raises More Questions Than It Answers by Jenica Hepler and Jennifer Wilson
  • Arizona v. Gant: The Chorus Calling to Tighten the Belt on Belton by Michael Knapp and Michael Teply
  • Navigating the Navy’s Evasive Maneuvers Around Compliance with the National Environmental Protection Act by Kayla Egnew
  • Gr8 or H8: Consideration of Marriage Rights for Same-Sex Couples in California by Gretchen Longshore and Steven Waite

Diane Aqui, Esq.

(Class of 2001)
Empire College gave me the opportunity to earn a Juris Doctorate while still working full time in my “first” career as an engineer. The professors are all practicing attorneys and judges and it is clear that they love what they do---guiding, teaching and mentoring a new group of potential lawyers, who one day will be their peers and practice alongside them in the legal community. I think one of my favorite cases since I graduated in 2001 was against a former Empire professor and I walked away with a win!

Andrew Conway, Esq.

(Class of 2014)
I decided to go to law school after interning for the Diversion program for the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office while I was in college. Empire provided me with friends who became colleagues, and Professors who became the Judges I appear in front of today. I have always wanted to work with the law and youth and I now manage a Dependency contract for Mendocino County, which has become my dream career as I get to do the exact job I wanted when I decided to go to law school. I definitely have my dream job thanks to Empire and their exceptional professors.

James V. Sansone, Esq.

(Class of 2006)
I picked Empire College because I had to juggle between family obligations and a fulltime job. Empire was the only option that allowed me to effectively manage my work and family obligations and still pursue a law degree. Thanks to Empire, I was able to pass the bar exam on my first try and begin a new, exciting, and lucrative legal career that I love.