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Prospective Students Welcome to the Colleges of Law For over forty years, The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law has been helping aspiring lawyers become practice-ready attorneys. Widely acknowledged as the legal education leader in the communities we serve, the Colleges of Law offers a unique parttime, evening program for less than half the cost of traditional private law schools. We meet students where they are—providing them with the flexibility they need to obtain a law degree while maintaining their current careers, family demands, and busy schedules. Our founders reinvented law school in 1969 and we pride ourselves on our continued commitment to their innovative approach to education, which embodies these simple, yet unique characteristics: 

Quality - The Colleges of Law is a law school accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of The State Bar of California. We have a long-standing reputation of providing students with an excellent academic foundation, backed by practical skills needed to succeed in the courtroom, on the bench, and around the dealmaker's table. Our bar pass rates frequently surpass those of most other State Bar-accredited schools, and all of our students gain hands-on experience—and valuable professional contacts—through pro bono internships within our local legal communities. Affordability - Our program costs less than half of programs offered at traditional private law schools. Many of our students graduate with little or no tuition debt.

Accessibility - We believe that motivated, intellectually talented students who desire to work in the legal field should have access to the high-quality education that we provide—whether they have demanding work schedules and family commitments or come from nontraditional educational backgrounds. Our Admissions Team evaluates prospective students holistically—considering all factors that contribute to a student's potential success in law school such as life experience, maturity, moral character, work or volunteer experience, and communication skills. We do not require LSAT scores for most students and in some cases we admit students with an associate's degree. Exceptional individuals may even be admitted as "special students" based on college-equivalency tests. Classes are conveniently offered three nights a week in Santa Barbara or Ventura and our program can be completed in 3 1/2 to 4 years. Practicality - Taught by practicing attorneys and judges, our students learn not just theory but practical, real-world skills—from taking depositions to writing contracts to drafting estate plans—that graduates of many law schools are first exposed to only on the job. We provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills, professional sophistication, and confidence they need to hit the ground running as competent attorneys.

We'd like to speak with you about how we can help you achieve your education and career goals. Contact an admissions representative to get all of your individual questions answered and learn about upcoming information sessions—where you can learn more about our J.D. program, take a campus tour, meet faculty and students, and explore financing options. *Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or be admitted to practice law in jurisdictions other than California. A student who intends to seek admission to practice law outside of California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding its education and admission requirements. Law school is within your reach.

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