Empire College School of Law has been providing a rigorous and quality Juris Doctor education with evening classes for students wishing to pursue careers in the field of law for more than 40 years. Our alumni include members of the judiciary in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Merced, Lassen and Calaveras counties, and we are very proud of the accomplishments of all of our graduates.
In July 2022, Empire College School of Law partnered with Monterey College of Law to open a new branch campus in Santa Rosa. Read the press release which provides the story of two California Accredited Law Schools (CALS) collaborating to expand the CALS shared mission of “opportunity law schools” that provide access to high-quality and affordable legal education throughout California.
Empire professors are practicing attorneys and judges from the North Bay area who teach in their specialty areas. With classroom settings that are personalized and professional, they use their practical experience to build a participatory atmosphere and make the realities of law come alive.
Empire College School of Law also has a proud history of community outreach. Currently, students participate in a variety of clinics offering free legal services to elderly, disabled and low-income citizens. These philanthropic traditions earned us national recognition on President Obama’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for several years in a row, along with a Jefferson Award from the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors.
School of Law Mission Statement:
The mission statement of Empire College School of Law is to provide a positive learning environment to achieve a quality legal education. Taught by judges and practicing attorneys, the School of Law’s courses emphasize academic excellence and the development of practical lawyering skills.
The School is dedicated to instilling students with the highest principles of professional, ethical and moral responsibility. Students will be enabled to pursue diverse career choices through the acquisition of a thorough knowledge and understanding of the legal system.