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Make Justice Your Mission Argue for truth. Advocate for just policies. Defend your beliefs in the marketplace of ideas. Speak for those without a voice. Fight injustice. Help the oppressed. At Trinity, as a Christian Law School, we believe that a legal career is more than a profession. It is a Calling. Take the next step. Gain an education that will prepare you to answer that call with excellence.

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Trinity Law School is a Christian Law School

that is dedicated to providing an exceptional education from a biblical perspective. We strive to equip our students with the knowledge and desire to pursue meaningful lives of service. Trinity International University consists of four schools: Trinity College, Trinity Graduate School, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Trinity Law School. Together, the schools have nearly 100 faculty and more than 3,100 students. Whether

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attorney, teacher, business leader, pastor or missionary, Trinity Law School provides a rigorous academic environment where you not only learn the law, but also receive

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practical opportunities to put your education into practice.

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Trinity Law School’s academic program fulfills all of the requirements for admission to the practice of law in the state of California and prepares graduates to take the California Bar Examination.

Academic Support Although final responsibility for meeting degree requirements rests with each student, academic support and assistance is available to all students. The Academic Support Program advises students of law school expectations, motivates students in the pursuit of their legal studies, assists students in their development of effective study strategies, time management skills, and examination techniques, and is a useful resource for educational and bar review programs. Students enjoy the benefits of a highly coordinated program that provides them with the tools needed for academic success in law school and on the California Bar Exam. Among the many program’s highlights are:

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A biblically based legal education. A rigorous academic environment. A legal community where students and professors engage in the learning process together. An environment where students are encouraged to use their skills and faith in the service of others.

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Academic Support counseling/guidance for current students and recent graduates;

A 2-year Legal Writing program with in-class teaching assistants;

Student tutoring in Bar-tested courses;

Availability of Legal Writing, Multi-State Bar Examination, and Performance Test workshops;

Guidance and instruction on Bar prep courses and overall Bar preparation.

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It is difficult to fully understand your beliefs, values, and ethics until you step into

Orange County Rescue Mission Mobile Clinic // Along with the legal clinic at the

the world and live them out. Therefore, we believe that it is important to provide

Orange County Rescue Mission, Trinity also operates a mobile legal clinic which takes the work

students with opportunities to put their education and faith into action.

that is being done for the residents of the mission to the streets. This is accomplished through a law office on wheels that is driven to specific sites where there are people in need. Students have

Trinity Law School currently offers clinical opportunities in three local organizations, the

the opportunity to use their legal skills to minister to those who have nowhere else to turn.

Pacific Justice Institute, the Orange County Rescue Mission, and the Christian Legal Aid Office of Orange County. We are proud of our ability to offer these legal clinics and are excited about the opportunities they provide for our students.

Special Programs

PACIFIC JUSTICE INSTITUTE // The Pacific Justice Institute is a nonprofit legal defense organization that specializes in defending religious freedom. The law school

The Center for Human Rights // The Center for Human Rights provides research

hosts one of PJI’s Southern California offices on our campus. Trinity law students have

and educational opportunities for the integration of biblical principles and international

the rare opportunity to participate in cutting edge Constitutional law litigation by serving as

human rights laws. The center provides a forum for students and faculty to explore the

interns for PJI. The students are able to support ongoing cases that address some of the

nature of God and man, as well as the rights, duties and obligations that flow from that

most significant issues in religious liberty today.

relationship. The center supports the human rights courses taught at Trinity Law School, sponsors an annual writing competition, funds research fellowships, and organizes and

ORANGE COUNTY RESCUE MISSION // The law school operates a legal clinic at

promotes international and domestic human rights programs.

the Orange County Rescue Mission, where Trinity students provide legal services for the residents under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Through this clinical program,

SUMMER HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM IN STRASBOURG, FRANCE // A special

students address many of the biggest legal issues faced by the homeless. The

benefit of study at Trinity Law School is the opportunity to participate in the Summer Human

program includes classroom instruction on the provision of legal services, as well as

Rights Program in Strasbourg, France. This program is an advanced course in international and

hands-on training on client interviews, assessing legal needs, and providing answers to

comparative human rights law that is taught by leading academics and practitioners from around

difficult legal issues.

the world. This program provides students with the opportunity to examine contemporary human rights issues from a Christian perspective. In an effort to provide students with

CHRISTIAN LEGAL AID OFFICE OF Orange County // The Christian Legal

a comprehensive human rights education, class time usually includes courses taught at the

Aid Office of Orange County resides on the campus of Trinity Law School. It provides

International Institute of Human Rights. Program participants spend the month of July studying

free legal advice and representation to those that cannot otherwise afford legal services.

current human rights issues and law students may earn 6 units of credit upon completion of the

Trinity Law students provide legal services under the supervision of a licensed attorney.

course. Trinity Law School is currently developing other international programs.

Students will address a wide variety of legal issues and challenges. Trinity law students also have the opportunity to participate in many other clinical programs, internships, clerkships, and fellowships. During their legal education, our students have worked for judges, lawyers, government agencies, legislators, Christian legal organizations, etc. We encourage this type of experience and are happy to work with you to try to help you find an opportunity that best serves your interests. www.tls.edu

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Spiritual Life at Trinity

TRINITY LAW REVIEW // Founded in 1980 as the Simon Greenleaf Law Review, the

As a Christian Law School, Trinity opens classes with a prayer or short devotional, holds

Trinity Law Review has been a source of scholarship regarding law and the Christian

voluntary Bible studies, and makes biblical truth a part of the academic curriculum. All

faith, as well as a broad range of other legal issues. Select students may participate

students must enroll in a number of required courses that allow students to learn and

in the production of the Trinity Law Review. Students invited to join the editorial board

discuss how biblical principles guide and affect the development of the law. Trinity also

participate in all aspects of publishing the Law Review. In addition, all students are

offers special lectures by visiting Christian scholars, professionals, and pastors.

encouraged to write student notes on topical issues for inclusion in the Review. Therefore, students are afforded an excellent opportunity to develop scholarship skills.

We seek to preserve a caring and nurturing atmosphere where students and faculty members pray together and encourage one another in faith and good works.

MOOT COURT // Students may compete for a position on the Trinity Law School Moot Court team. Moot court competitions develop students’ research and brief-writing

CHURCH COMMUNITY // Trinity students are blessed to live in a thriving spiritual

skills, as well as their oral advocacy. Students find it an outstanding opportunity to

community. Students have a host of church choices including such well-known

measure their skills against those of law students statewide.

congregations as Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, Saddleback Valley Community Church, Mariners Church, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, Rock Harbor, and several excellent local

STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION (SBA) // All students are automatically members of

Evangelical Free churches.

the Student Bar Association. The SBA sponsors student organizations, educational seminars, and social functions, including the annual Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas banquet, graduation celebration, and other events. CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY // Trinity Law School has a student chapter of the Christian Legal Society, a national association of Christian lawyers, judges, law professors and law students committed to living their faith in their legal career. Students may also participate in the events and conference of the local and national attorney chapters. FEDERALIST SOCIETY // Trinity Law School has an active chapter of the Federalist Society, a national organization of conservatives and liberals dedicated to reforming the current legal system.

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To graduate with a Juris Doctor degree, students must successfully complete the prescribed program of 90 units of study within 5 years.

Academic Year The academic calendar consists of fifteen week semesters each fall and spring with the option of taking additional courses during the summer session. Courses are offered throughout the day and evening to facilitate full and part-time programs of study. Please see www.tls.edu for the specific dates of future semesters and summer sessions. Saturday Classes // Trinity Law School is one of the few schools to offer classes on Saturdays. Qualified students have the option to earn their entire JD degree by attending class on Saturdays only. Please visit our website or contact our admissions office for more information.

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Students must successfully complete a curriculum of core required courses. Therefore, students fulfill their degree requirements with elective courses that address their specific interests.

Required Courses

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LA675i

LA953

Legal Internship

LA955

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

(2 Units)

(3 Units)

LA957

Law Practice Management

(2 Units)

(3 Units)

LA959

Nonprofit Clinic

Constitutional Law of the Family

LA960

(3 Units)

(3 Units)

LA862

Introductory Taxation

(3 Units)

Bankruptcy & Creditor Law

Legal Research & Writing II

(3 Units)

LA870

Civil Litigations Skills

(2 Units)

LA961

Administrative Law

(3 Units)

LA566

Legal Research & Writing III

(2 Units)

LA883cp Criminal Process

(1 Unit)

LA962

Intellectual Law

(3 Units)

LA569

Legal Research & Writing IV

(2 Units)

LA890

Advanced Criminal Law

(3 Units)

LA964

Family Law

(3 Units)

LA600

Constitutional Law I

(3 Units)

LA891

Juvenile Law

(3 Units)

LA966

Jurisprudence of Bioethics

(3 Units)

(2 Units)

LA970

Independent Study

(1-3 Units)

LA975

Environmental Law

(3 Units)

LA975d Legal Apologetics: The Law in Defense of Christianity

(1 Unit)

Alternative Dispute Resolution

(3 Units)

LA750

Appellate Advocacy

(3 Units)

(3 Units)

LA753

Trial Practice

Torts I

(3 Units)

LA793

LA542

Torts II

(3 Units)

LA556

Legal Research & Writing I

LA560

LA505 Legal Institutions & Values

(3 Units)

LA521

Contracts I

(3 Units)

LA522

Contracts II

(3 Units)

LA531

Criminal Law

LA541

LA601

Constitutional Law II

(3 Units)

LA893

Securities Regulations

LA661

Property Law I

(3 Units)

LA901

LA662

Property Law II

(3 Units)

Jurisprudence of (3 Units) International Human Rights

(2 Units)

LA905

The Theory & Law Of War (3 Units)

(2 Units) (3 Units)

LA910

The Right To Life & The Law

(3 Units)

LA913

The Rights of Women, Children, & Families

(3 Units)

(3 Units)

LA916a

Human Trafficking

Int’l Disputes Resolution (3 Units)

LA671

Evidence I

LA671B Evidence II LA673 Civil Procedure I LA674

Civil Procedure II

(3 Units)

LA702

Business Organizations

(3 Units)

LA783i Criminal Procedure LA712

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

(3 Units)

LA918

LA764

Community Property

(2 Units)

LA919

(2 Units)

LA790

Jurisprudence

(4 Units)

Int’l Forum on Human Rights

LA920

Int’l Seminar on Human Rights

(4 Units)

LA921

Religious Liberties & Int’l Rights

(2 Units)

LA922

Public International Law

(3 Units)

LA923

Int’l Criminal Law

(3 Units)

LA925

Immigration & Nationality Law

(2 Units)

LA803

Wills, Trusts, & Estates

(3 Units)

LA823

Remedies

(3 Units)

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LA928

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Philosophy & The (3 Units) Theology Of Human Rights

Not all electives are offered in each academic year.

(1-3 Units)

(1-3 Units)

LA976

Media & the Law

(2 Units)

LA984

Religion & The Law

(3 Units)

LA989

Moot Court

(Cr / Nc)

LA991

Law Review

(Cr / Nc)

LA995

Seminar: Special Topics In Law

(1-3 Units)

LA995bb Labor Law

(2 Units)

LA995bl

Banking Law

(2 Units)

LA995ci

Employment Discrimination (2 Units)

LA995dp Death Penalty

(3 Units)

LA995eo

(2 Units)

Exempt Organizations

LA995ma Mergers and Acquisitions (3 Units) LA995np Nonprofit Law

(3 Units)

LA995ro

Churches, Religous Organizations, & Foreign Charities

(2 Units)

LA999d

Intelligent Design

(1 Unit)

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First Year Legal Research & Writing I & II Contracts I & II Torts I & II Criminal Law Criminal Procedure Legal Institutions & Values Business Organizations

Second Year Legal Research & Writing III & IV Civil Procedures I & II Property I & II Constitutional Law I & II Evidence I & II Electives

Third Year Community Property Jurisprudence Professional Responsibility & Ethics Wills, Trusts, & Estates Remedies Electives

Part-Time

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First Year Legal Resarch & Writing I & II Contracts I & II Torts I & II Criminal Law Criminal Procedure

Second Year Legal Research & Writing III & IV Legal Institutions & Values Business Organizations Civil Procedures I & II Property I & II Electives

Third Year Constitutional Law I & II Evidence I & II Community Property Jurisprudence Professional Responsibility & Ethics Electives

FOURTH Year Wills, Trusts, & Estates Remedies Electives Students starting in the spring semester will follow a modified schedule.

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Adeline Allen

Robert Grant

Bianca Jimenez

Daniele Le

William Overtoom

Stephen Shepard

BA, University of California, Los Angeles JD, Regent University School of Law Torts; Contracts

JD, University of La VerneCollege of Law MDiv, Promise Christian University BS, Excelsior College AA, West Los Angeles College Contracts

JD, Santa Clara UniversitySchool of Law BA, University of California, Davis Criminal Pro

JD, Chapman UniversitySchool of Law BA, University of California, Los Angeles Legal Research & Writing

BA, California State University, Fullerton JD, Western State University Criminal Law

BA University of California, Los Angeles JD, Western State University Legal Research & Writing I & II

Michael Parker

Myron Steeves

BA, University of California, Los Angeles JD, University of the Pacific Torts; Remedies; Immigration Law

BA, Biola University JD, Georgetown University Constitutional Law & Jurisprudence

Dana C. Clark

Christopher A. Kall

BA, Trinity Xian College JD, American College of Law Wills, Trusts, & Estates

BA, San Diego State University MA, University of Southern California JD, University of San Diego Civil Procedure; Civil Litigation Skills

JD, Western State University-School of Law BA, University of California, Irvine Rememdies

Bruce Harbin

Bryan Kazarian

JD, Pepperdine UniversitySchool of Law MBA/BA, Oral Roberts University Contracts & Property

JD, Western State University-School of Law BA, Cal State-Fresno AA, Orange Coast College Mobile Clinic

Zachary Comier

R. Casey Hannegan

JD, Pepperdine UniversitySchool of Law BS, University of New Mexico Civil Procedure & Con Law

BA, Loyola Marymount University JD, Whittier Community Property

BA, Point Loma College JD, Western State University Torts; Professional Responsibility & Ethics

Jason Gaudy

Roy Comer

Craig Hawkins Andrew Deloach BA, University of California, San Diego JD, California Western School of Law Legal Research & Writing I & II

BA, University of California, Irvine MA, Simon Greenleaf University MA, Trinity Graduate School Jurisprudence; Legal Institutions & Values

Paul Hoffman Loyst Fletcher BA, Hampton University JD, College of William and Mary Torts; Civil Procedure; Civil Litigation Skills

JD, UC San FranciscoHastings College of Law MA, Southern Evangelical Seminary BA Westmont College Evidence

AB, University of Michigan JD, Boston University MBA, Loyola College in Maryland Int’l Criminal Law; Administrative Law; Immigration & Nationality Law

Hon. Daniel S. Lopez BA, Claremont McKenna College MA, Claremont Graduate School JD, Loyola Law School of Los Angeles Trial Practice; Appellate Advocacy

Stephen Paul Kennedy BA, University of Southern California MDiv, Talbot Theological Seminary PhD, University of Southern California Jurisprudence; International Human Rights

Ryul Kim JD, Western State UniversitySchool of Law BA, University of California, Los Angeles Alternative Dispute Resolution

Ronald V. Larson BA, California State University, Fullerton JD University of California, Davis Business Organizations and Professional Professional Responsibility & Ethics

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Peter Lee

Andrew McCarron BA, California State University, Long Beach JD, Western State University Contracts; Property Law

Kenneth M. McDonald BA, California State University, Long Beach JD, Western State University Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure

Melanie Nichols JD, Washington UniversitySchool of Law BA, College of William and Mary Legal Research & Writing

Joy Statler Michael Peffer AA, Orange Coast College JD, Simon Greenleaf Law School Legal Research & Writing I & II

Valentin Rada BA University of Southern California JD, Simon Greenleaf School of Law Criminal Law

Julie Resner JD, Trinity Law School BA, Hope International University Legal Research & Writing & OC Rescue Mission

JD, Trinity Law School OC Rescue Mission

Lisa Stribling AA, Cerritos College JD, Trinity Law School Family Law

David Toberty JD, Regent UniversitySchool of Law BA, Oral Roberts University Community Property

Lloyd E. Tooks BA, Whittier College JD, Howard University Employment Discrimination

Lisa Runquist JD, University of MinnesotaSchool of Law BA, Hamline University Law of Nonprofit Organizations

R. Neil Rodgers

Glen Worthington JD, Georgetown UniversitySchool of Law BA, University of California, Los Angeles Torts

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ACCREDITATION // Trinity Law School is accredited by the Committee

Out-of-state Students // Students coming to Trinity Law School

of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. Trinity Law School is a

from out-of-state should make sure that they have secured suitable

school of Trinity International University, which is accredited by the Higher

housing and transportation to ensure that these issues do not become

Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and

an impediment to academic success. Trinity does not provide on-campus

Schools.

housing. However, there are several apartment complexes with one, two,

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or three-bedroom units located near campus offering a range of rental ADMISSION TO PRACTICE LAW IN CALIFORNIA // Accredited

rates, leasing and amenities options.

by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California, the law program fulfills the requirements pertaining to admission to the practice

Please contact the Admissions office for information on housing and

of law in the state of California. Graduates are qualified to take the

essential services.

California Bar Examination. Students with disabilities // Students with disabilities requiring ADMISSION TO PRACTICE LAW OUTSIDE OF CALIFORNIA //

special arrangements will be accommodated upon petition, with supporting

Applicants intending to practice law in states other than California are

documentation of the disability and upon approval of the Registrar. Special

encouraged to investigate the educational requirements, as well as the

accommodations will be carefully tailored to meet the documented need

rules and regulations, governing admission to practice in those jurisdictions.

in accordance with the Trinity Law School disability policy.

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

Student handbook // Academic policies and standards in addition to

other than California. A student who intends to seek admission to

those in this viewbook are contained in the Catalog, which is issued to each

practice law outside of California should contact the admitting authority

student at the beginning of every academic year. In case of any conflict, the

in that jurisdiction for information regarding its education and admission

standards contained in the catalog are controlling. Students are responsible

requirements.

for knowing and complying with the policies and standards for the law school and the Rules Regulating Admission to Practice Law in California, a publication of the State Bar of California. The academic catalog can be found online, please visit lawschool.tiu.edu/what-we-do/academic-program

Trinity Law School’s bar results can be found at http://admissions.Calbar.CA.gov/Examinations/Statistics.aspx

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Trinity Law School exists to serve Christ by championing a biblical view of human law and government through our students, graduates, faculty, and staff.

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Trinity International University’s commitment to biblical, historic,

evangelical Christianity Integrate

law and theology throughout our curriculum, scholarship,

cocurricular activities and overall strategy Acquaint

students with a classic Christian natural law theory of

jurisprudence Promote

engagement in and support of public service and pro-bono

legal work Enable

our students to evaluate law and public policy from a Christian

perspective Develop

in our students a deep sense of commitment to ethical legal

practice and public service Equip

students to critically analyze and constructively engage

contemporary culture Provide

students with a thorough understanding of law and the skills

necessary for a life of service Give

an opportunity for legal education (to students from diverse

backgrounds) Create

opportunities for students from economically challenged

circumstances to attend law school Produce

scholarly and popular literature and broadcast media which

embody a biblical Christian perspective on law and public policy

Trinity International University holds to the statement of faith of the Evangelical Free Church of America (as adopted on June 26, 2008). The Evangelical Free Church of America is an association of autonomous churches united around these theological convictions.

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Admissions

TRANSFER STUDENTS // Applicants enrolled in legal study elsewhere may be considered for transfer status. The Admissions Committee evaluates transfer applicants on a case-bycase basis, but usually requires transfer students to complete their last four semesters in

Trinity is committed to the concept that a legal career is a calling and

residence at Trinity Law School. Applicants who have completed some law school credits

that students of all ages, backgrounds and occupations may sense the

at their original school may be eligible for advanced standing. Grades at or above the

call to enter law school. As such, the Admissions Committee selects

good standing level (good standing level is determined by the school where the classes were

its law students upon consideration of the “whole person.” While Law

taken) may be accepted for transfer credit subject to similarity to Trinity Law course contents.

School Admission Test (LSAT) scores and past academic experience are important, the Committee also considers the prospective student’s goals,

Applicants who have been previously dismissed by another law school at the end of their first

achievements, work experiences, life circumstances and other criteria

year of study may transfer certain units if they take and pass the First Year Law Students Exam.

that indicate an applicant’s character and potential for academic success. Admission of transfer students and transfer of units are determined by the Admissions All prospective students, regardless of race, national origin, or religion,

Committee and in accordance with the rules of the Bar Examiners of California. Trinity

are welcome at Trinity Law School.

Law School does not award credit for prior experiential learning.

Categories of Admission

SPECIAL STUDENTS // An applicant without an Associate’s degree but demonstrating the intellectual ability equivalent to at least two years of college may be considered for law school admittance as a special student. The California Committee of Bar Examiners determines intellectual equivalency via the written College Level Examination Program (CLEP). It is important to note that applicants admitted to legal study under this special

REGULAR STUDENTS WITH A BACHELOR’S DEGREE // Applicants

students provision are required to take the California First Year Law Students’ Examination.

previously awarded a Bachelor’s degree from a qualified institution of

The Admissions Committee offers admission to such applicants solely at their discretion.

higher learning are considered for regular admission.

Due to the special nature of these admissions considerations, please contact an admissions counselor at 714.796.7100 for additional information

REGULAR STUDENTS WITHOUT A BACHELOR’S DEGREE // Trinity offers law school candidates without a Bachelor’s degree an exceptional

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS // Trinity welcomes foreign-educated applicants.

opportunity to enter law school before completing their undergraduate

However, there are special admission requirements pertaining to the evaluation of foreign

study. Applicants may be admitted upon completion of an associate’s

credentials. Foreign applicants must request a detailed report evaluating their transcripts

degree from a qualified institution or upon earning at least 60 transferable

from Credentials Evaluation Services (CES). Trinity can issue student visas to those

units of undergraduate study.

who are not residents of the U.S. Please contact the Admissions Office for additional information concerning student visas.

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THE LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST (LSAT) // Applicants are required to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), an examination designed to assess law school candidates’ potential for success in legal study. The LSAT is one of many factors considered for acceptance. Prospective students who have not yet taken the LSAT are encouraged to apply and indicate their registered test date.

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FILL OUT AN APPLICATION // Please complete your application in a timely manner and forward it to the Admissions Office. Incomplete applications will not be considered. In addition to your application, you are advised to promptly complete a FAFSA Financial Aid Application.

professors, instructors or professional associates who can comment on the candidate’s character and potential for success in legal study. Candidates

TRANSCRIPTS // An applicant must provide official transcripts from

submit recommendations from employers or professional associates.

all colleges and universities attended. The applicant must contact each

Recommendations must be sent directly to Trinity Law School from the

college or university attended and request that official transcripts be sent

recommenders or provided through LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service.

directly to Trinity Law School or provide them through LSAC’s Credential certification of the issuing school. PERSONAL STATEMENT // All applicants are required to submit a personal statement with their law school application. The personal statement should address why the applicant desires to study law, particularly at Trinity Law School. In addition, the applicant should address all professional and personal goals for the future, as well as any factors that may have affected academic success in the past.

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of the application for admission. These recommendations may be from

who cannot obtain a faculty recommendation due to lapse of time may

Assembly Service. All transcripts must be sealed and bear the official

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INTERVIEWS // Most applicants will be required to interview with the Admissions Office prior to an admission decision. The Admissions Office will contact the applicant to schedule the interview.

ACCEPTANCE AND NOTIFICATION // As soon as the decision is made, you will be promptly notified by the Admissions Office concerning your application to study law at Trinity Law School. If you are accepted to the law school, you will also be advised of all the future dates and requirements for your matriculation.

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Tuition for the 20132014 academic year is $825 per unit.

Financial Aid Trinity Law School offers Federal Stafford Loans to its law students

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Among the many scholarships and grants offered by Trinity Law School, are the following:

throughout their academic career. The

Christian College Scholarship

Dean’s Full-Tuition Scholarship + Stipend

Financial Aid Office assists students

Evangelical Free Church Scholarship

Dean’s Full-Tuition Scholarship

in applying for and securing financial

Public Service Grants

Dean’s Partial Scholarship

assistance when family resources are

Community College Grant

Justice Scholarship

insufficient to meet educational expenses.

Veterans’ Educational Benefits

Church Match

Students are encouraged to complete the

(Including the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using school code E00961 on the

The Samaritan Fellowship // The Samaritan Fellowship differs from the

web concurrently with their application for

traditional law school scholarship in that is specifically designed for those with a calling

admission to law school.

to missionary work. It has been created for those with an interest in the law as a tool to better fulfill that calling. The Samaritan Fellowship is a full scholarship to Trinity Law School,

Trinity Law School also offers many

and students who are accepted will be immersed in many aspects of the missionary field.

generous scholarships and grants to

In addition, each student will be paid, receiving a monthly stipend. Samaritan Fellowships

its law students. Prospective students

will be awarded every year to applicants who show exceptional academic promise, as

are strongly encouraged to complete a

selfless devotion to helping other, and a sincere desire to share the faith.

scholarship application with their admission application as scholarships and grants are awarded upon acceptance to Trinity Law

Admissions counselors are available to discuss financial aid options and to assist prospective students in planning a realistic budget for attending law school.

School. Scholarship applications can be found online.

Requests for scholarships will not be considered if you have not first completed a FAFSA Application (whether or not you intend to actually accept financial aid).

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Trinity Law School

Phone: 800.922.4748

2200 North Grand Avenue

Fax: 714.796.7190

Santa Ana, CA 92705

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2013-2014 edition of Trinity Law School's viewbook.