What is a Swearing-in Ceremony?
September 20, 2019
After passing the California bar exam, JD graduates attend a swearing-in ceremony where they are officially accepted into the State Bar of California. During the ceremony, a practicing attorney makes a motion to have the graduate admitted to the bar. Often, the attorney is a mentor or relative of the graduate, though not always. Once the […]Read More
Message from the Dean
September 16, 2019
“If you’re going to change things, you have to be with the people who hold the levers.” U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader GinsburgFor over forty years, Empire College School of Law graduates have successfully taken up positions as community leaders, business executives, attorneys and judges, here in Sonoma County and beyond. The school is […]Read More
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 degree used […]Read More
Attend Law School without a Bachelor’s Degree
August 28, 2019
Most people don’t know they can achieve their law career goals without a bachelor’s degree, but it is possible. There are many good reasons students do not complete a BA or BS, and that shouldn’t stop them from pursuing their law career ambitions. At Empire College School of Law, we make it possible for students […]Read More
What Is Moot Court?
August 20, 2019
Moot Court Provides Real-World Experience to Students at Empire School of LawEvents like the annual Roger J. Traynor California Moot Court Competition give Empire College School of Law’s students real-world legal experience. Every year, Empire Law students compete, getting valuable practice and learning what a courtroom experience really feels like. It’s one of the many […]Read More
Why Complete Your JD Program at Empire College School of Law?
August 8, 2019
At Empire College School of Law, we believe in offering an excellent academic experience for busy students who dream of earning their Juris Doctor degree. You should not be expected to put the rest of your life on hold to pursue your law career ambitions, and Empire makes it possible for you to balance your […]Read More
How to Become a Lawyer in Santa Rosa
August 5, 2019
Want to become a lawyer in Santa Rosa, California? At Empire College School of Law, we know what a big dream that can be, and we have some advice. Here’s what you need to do next.Complete Your Undergrad DegreeIn the state of California, if you want to apply for the Bar, you must have an […]Read More
Attend Law School at Night
July 31, 2019
Empire College School of Law understands that your life is busy and that you cannot put your responsibilities on hold to pursue your career dreams. That’s why we offer a 4-year evening course of study. You can continue working at your current job while you prepare to pass the California Bar Examination and become a […]Read More
Juris Doctor Degree: What Is a JD Degree?
July 25, 2019
If you’ve been thinking about going to law school but need some more information about the degree lawyers earn in the United States, we’ve got the details for you! Here you can learn more about what the degree is, the kinds of course work it takes to earn it, what types of careers it makes […]Read More
Empire Law School Dean Selected for California Committee of Bar Examiners New Advisory Committee
June 3, 2019
Santa Rosa, CA—Brian Purtill, Esq., Dean of Empire College School of Law, has been named to the newly created Committee of State Bar Accredited and Registered Schools (CSBARS). This committee was created by the California State Bar’s Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE), which is charged with accreditation and oversight responsibilities for California’s accredited and registered […]Read More
Patrick Grattan, Esq. Joins Law School Faculty
May 22, 2019
Santa Rosa, CA—Patrick Grattan, senior attorney in the Geary, Shea, O’Donnell, Grattan & Mitchell firm’s family law division and an experienced trial lawyer, has joined the faculty of Empire College School of Law as a Professor of Community Property.Mr. Grattan is a past president of the Redwood Empire Trial Lawyers Association and a past director of […]Read More
Precious Cargo Hardly Moot
May 15, 2019
When this year’s Empire College School of Law team packed their bags to travel to the annual Roger J. Traynor Moot Court Competition, they were carrying more than their law books, business suits, and briefs (pun intended). They were carrying precious cargo; namely, the 2-foot sterling silver trophy that is passed from reigning champion to […]Read More