Advising and Guidance
Guidance is considered one of Empire College’s School of Law most important services. Personal guidance begins at the moment a prospective student indicates an interest in Empire College School of Law and continues throughout and beyond the term of education. Our goal is to support our students and assist them in reducing any obstacles that might interfere with their studies.
Educational Advising: The Dean of the Law School is available to assist students with academic advising. Any student having difficulty with a particular class or scheduling should see the Dean.
Study Groups and Instructional Assistance: Empire College School of Law fosters study groups and offers writing workshops for students to develop their IRAC structure (Issue, Rule, Analysis, and Conclusion) in writing exam answers. Professors often are available outside of class hours to meet with students.
Job Placement: Empire’s Registrar works with graduates to provide them with information on current job openings in the legal field. Our placement assistance is based on employer relationships built over 40 years.
The law library is an integral part of Empire College School of Law. The library consists of California, Federal and other court reference works, reports, statutes and digests, as well as a growing collection of law reviews and treatises. Lexis/Nexis and Westlaw computerized legal research databases are available.
The library hours are as follows:
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Courtrooms on Campus
Two Sonoma County Superior Courtrooms are housed within the Empire College building. The Honorable Lawrence G. Antolini, the Founding Dean of Empire College School of Law, presided over Courtroom 21 from 2000-2003. The Honorable Patrick M. Broderick, who was Dean of Empire College School of Law from 1997-2010, currently presides there. In the evening, the two courtrooms are utilized as classrooms for Empire College School of Law’s Moot Court and Trial Practice classes.