FCC currently has two exciting options for students interested in studying law:
FCC has partnerships with law schools locally and throughout the state, as described below.
Established by the CA State Bar’s Council on Access and Fairness, this initiative provides a direct pathway into law school for students who start their education at Fresno City College.
The Community College Pathway to Law School initiative is a partnership among 29 of the state’s community colleges and nine* law schools along with their respective undergraduate institutions. *
CAL-LAW Scholars will be given special admissions consideration when they apply to partnering law schools listed below.
In addition, students will be provided with outreach from these schools, along with financial aid counseling and assistance with LSAT preparation.
In between FCC and law school, Law Pathways students must get their Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university, not limited to the participating schools.
FCC is proud to partner with CSU Fresno and San Joaquin College of Law (SJCL). FCC students who wish to stay in the San Joaquin Valley for law school can begin achieving their career goals now by getting an A.A. Degree in Interdisciplinary Pre-Law Studies or by taking the “Required Pathway Courses”. Upon transferring to Fresno State, students in this special regional partnership will be able to major in Philosophy (pre-law) and/or to achieve a Certificate in Law and Humanities. Local Partnership students will be granted preferential admissions consideration at SJCL.
California LAW, Inc. is the statewide organization that was created to oversee and coordinate this Pathway to Law School program. To qualify as a “CAL-LAW Scholar” a student must:
Before admission into the program, a student must attend a Pathway to Law School orientation, submit an application, and agree to release information pertinent to the program.
For more information, visit the California LAW website: www.CaliforniaLawInc.com
To be a CAL-LAW Scholar, students of ANY MAJOR must take the following courses:
Support for students at FCC will include:
To apply or learn more, email Law Pathways counselor Logan Tennerelli, J.D., M.S., at email@example.com.