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Upcoming Law Pathway Events

Dear Pathway Partners:

We have been anticipating the launch of the Khan Academy online LSAT Prep Course.  The Khan Academy LSAT Prep Course is live!  Please let us know how your students are using this tool in their preparation to take the LSAT:

A huge thanks to Dave Karp who has been our eyes and ears on the ground with the pilot program enrollment at Chaffey College.  We will include this resource on the Cal-LAW website.

All the best,

Leslie Cunningham
Executive Director
California LAW, Inc.

1102 Q Street, Suite 4800
Sacramento, CA  95811
C: 951.545.3004

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The Pre-Law Society Club

This Fall, the pre-law society club will meet on Thursdays from 11:15 am - 12:15 pm in BUS 207. 

The dates we will meet this semester are as follows:


Chart displaying teh 2, +2, and +3 Year Pathways

SMC 2+2+3 Plan

First 2 Years: Ideally, Law Pathway students will complete their general education and major prep at SMC over approximately two years, preparing to transfer (in any major). During this time, Pathway students will receive:

  • Individual Mentoring
  • Exposure to Careers in Law
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Leadership Training
  • Membership to SMC Pre-Law Society

+2 Years: Transfer to any accredited undergraduate UC/CSU/Private institution to complete a bachelor's degree in any major.

+3 Years: Application with priority admissions review at any of the eight participating law schools:

  • UCLA School of Law
  • UC Berkeley School of Law
  • USC Gould School of Law
  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • UC Davis School of Law
  • UC Irvine School of Law
  • Loyola Law School Los Angeles
  • Santa Clara Law School

Interested in Becoming a Law Pathway Student?

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Benefits to Being a Law Pathway Student

  • Individual mentoring
  • Exposure to careers in law
  • Networking and learning opportunities
  • Leadership Training
  • Membership to the SMC Law Society
  • LSAT Test prep support
  • Priority admissions review at participating law schools

Participating Law Schools

Eligibility Requirements to be a Law Pathway Student

  • Coming Soon

Course Requirements

Course of Study:PDF FilePre law advising 4.11.18

Students in the program must complete the following course requirements:

  • COUN 20, Student Success Seminar, 3 units
  • ENGL 1, Reading and Composition, 1 unit
  • ENGL 2, Critical Analysis and Intermediate Composition, 3 units
  • MATH 54, Elementary Statistics, 4 units
  • POL SC 1, National and California Government, 3 units
  • HIST 11, United States History through Reconstruction, 3 units OR HIST 12, United States History Since Reconstruction, 3 units
  • COM ST 21, Argumentation, 3 units
  • POLS SC 24, Intro to Law, or BUS 5, Business Law either 3 units
  • POL SC 94, Law Experiential Learning, 1 unit

Things to keep in mind:

Application and Matriculation at Law School: students must complete the course work at the community college level during this agreement period, and enroll in participating law schools no later than Fall 2024.

Law School Scholarship Opportunities!

Check back for more scholarship opportunities soon!

SMC Law Pathways Contacts

Christina Gabler
Political Science Faculty Champion

Vicenta Arrizon
Counseling Faculty Champion

Dana Nasser
Business Law Faculty Champion

Edna Chavarry
Acting Dean - Institutional Research