“This project will put talented and promising community college students on a trajectory to enter some of the finest law schools in the nation and receive the support they need to succeed and make the legal profession more diverse and the justice system more reflective of our state.”

-Brice W. Harris, Chancellor of the California Community Colleges

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Give to the SMC Law Pathway Fund!

Your support makes the SMC Law Pathway program possible. Your tax deductible gift makes all the difference to our ability to prepare the best legal minds of the future. Please click the link below, and we thank you for your contribution to this program.

SMC Law Pathway Program Fund


Law Pathway Flow Graphic

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

Pre-Law Society Club

Fall 2018 Meetings


Thursdays
11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Room: Business 106

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:

9/13/18
9/20/18
9/27/18
10/4/18
10/11/18
10/18/18
10/25/18
11/1/18
11/8/18
11/15/18
11/29/18
12/6/18

Advisory Councilmembers

SMC thanks the Advisory Councilmembers for their efforts and guidance in the creation of the SMC Law Pathway.

    • Delia Aparicio
    • Jonathan Benloulou
    • Sharon Brown
    • Nancy Cattell
    • David Helfant
    • Mark Ivener
    • Sapna Jain
    • Bali Kumar
    • Shawn S. Ledingham, Jr.
    • Antionette Morris
    • Nichole Serleto
    • Al Sturgeon
    • Judge Bobbi Tillmon

Information for Counselors

Click here for the PDF FileCourse of Study for Pre-Law Advising

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