Why Complete Your JD Program at Empire College School of Law?
August 8, 2019
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 responsibilities with your education. That’s just one of the many benefits of our JD program. Read on to learn what other advantages our students can enjoy.
We believe students learn best from successful and experienced professionals. Our professors are a talented team of judges and attorneys from the North Bay area, and they have years of real-world knowledge to bring to the classroom. Teaching within their areas of practice, our instructors demonstrate how the theory you learn in class applies to everyday life. They are professionals who create a personalized classroom environment.
Our classes are designed to give students the confidence to handle the demands and responsibilities of a legal career. In the first year, students take introductory courses such as Legal Research and Writing and Criminal Law. As they progress, JD students explore topics such as criminal law, wills and trusts, and business organizations in more depth. With a wide array of electives available, students can supplement the required curriculum with their own areas of interest. Disability law, environmental law, and intellectual property law are just a few of the areas in which students can specialize.
Most law schools prepare their students with the theoretical knowledge they’ll need to practice law. While we certainly strive to prepare our students with the information they need to be successful or pass the Bar exam, we also believe in hands-on practice. With our law clinics, students gain practical experience under the supervision of practicing lawyers. From Elder Law to Family Law to Immigration and Disability, our clinics provide the community with an important resource while giving our students necessary experience. Clinical education in public or private law offices and other service-learning opportunities are also available to help students learn by doing.
We know not everyone can ignore their real-life responsibilities to earn their Juris Doctor degree. That’s why Empire College School of Law is an evening program. With 4 years of evening courses, students can graduate with their JD degree and prepare to practice law. This curriculum allows you to maintain a current job or care for your family while you go to law school.
With all of the advantages of an Empire College School of Law education, why wait? Read about how our Juris Doctor Law Program is dedicated to academic excellence and a high standard of professional, ethical, and moral responsibility, or call 1-877-395-8535 to learn more about Empire’s JD program today!
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!
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.
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.