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Admissions Guide Colleges Of Law California

  1. 1. A D M I S S I O N S G U I D E 2011 | 2012 Quality.Integrity. Affordability.
  2. 2. [ Let Us Help You Pursue Your Dreams Thank you for exploring the Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law. You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for the opportunity to launch a high-impact professional career through a convenient program combining outstandin g instruction with affordable tuition. We’re proud to provide a top-notch legal education in a regional setting. Our faculty members are highly respected lawyers and judges who bring real-world experience into the curriculum. They create a collegial learning environment that fosters confident, practice-ready attorneys who will serve their clients and communities with the highest degree of integrity. Our graduates earn the Juris Doctor degree and are academically eligible to sit for the California Bar Examination. They’re well prepared to succeed no matter how they choose to use their legal education − in private practice, government service or business. The vibrancy of our program is reflected in our 1,700+ alumni, including judges, judicial officers and lawyers who practice throughout the state.[ If our themes − quality, integrity and affordability − resonate with you, I hope you’ll give the Colleges of Law a closer look as you plan a future in law. “The arc of history is long, Our Expanding Alumni Network but it bends toward 2000 justice.” 1500 Heather Georgakis Dean 1000 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 500 0 1973- 1981- 1991- 2001- 1980 1990 2000 2010 1
  3. 3. What Are the Colleges of Law All About? [ What we’re all about is you – the talented, inquisitive, highly motivated individual who is inspired to meet the challenge of a professional career in law. History Curriculum Admission to Practice The Santa Barbara & Ventura As the 21st century unfolds, our Law Outside California Colleges of Law is a nonprofit rapidly changing society needs client- educational institution with campuses centered, practice-ready attorneys. Graduates of the Colleges desiring So, our stimulating curriculum Accreditations and Philosophy of Admissions to practice law in states other than in two of Southern California’s most desirable coastal communities. Each integrates theory with practice, Memberships California should be aware that The Colleges of Law are committed campus is part of a close-knit legal blending traditional courses with most states require graduation Both the Ventura and the Santa to providing the opportunity community in which an atmosphere of practical skills training in research, from a law school approved or Barbara campuses have been for a solid legal education to professionalism and civility prevails. writing, negotiation and oral advocacy. accredited by the American Bar accredited by the Committee of qualified applicants. In addition Each student also gains real-world Association or approved or Bar Examiners of The State Bar of to graduates of four-year and Our Ventura campus was founded in legal experience by completing a accredited by the state supreme California for over 25 years. The community colleges, and applicantsAdmission to 1969 by a group of local attorneys 65-hour pro bono internship under the Colleges are founding members with at least 60 semester units court or examining committee asPractice Law in and judges who sought to provide an supervision of a judge or attorney. This of the Association of California of academic college credits, a prerequisite to taking the BarCalifornia opportunity for local residents to requirement highlights an attorney’s Accredited Law Schools (CALS), an exceptionally well-qualified Examination in that state. obtain law degrees without leaving ethical obligation to provide pro bono organization representing the law individuals without such college Study at, or graduation from,Widely considered among their homes and jobs. Six years later, service while preparing students to schools accredited by The State Bar of credentials may be accepted into this law school may not qualifythe best regional law a legal educator and attorney founded meet the challenges of day-to-day law California. In keeping with our mission our program as “special students.” a student to take the Barprograms in California, the Santa Barbara campus. In 1978 practice. to offer high-quality yet affordable Transfer students from other Examination or be admitted tothe Santa Barbara & the two schools merged and today legal education, the Colleges have law schools are also eligible for practice law in jurisdictions otherVentura Colleges of Law we’re known as one of California’s Students may, if they wish, earn not sought nor do we intend to seek admission, providing they meet than California. A student whohave been accredited by premier regional law schools. a Certificate of Concentration by accreditation by the American Bar certain requirements. The Colleges intends to seek admission tothe Committee of Bar focusing their elective energies in do not discriminate on the basis of Our reputation has grown as our Association. practice law outside of CaliforniaExaminers of The State one of four diverse fields: criminal, race, sex, age, religion, national graduates have proven themselves business, estate planning and family should contact the admittingBar of California since the or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, to be well-trained legal professionals law. authority in that jurisdiction1970s. Graduates are disability, marital status, or prior able to serve the needs of individual for information regardingacademically qualified to To earn the Juris Doctor degree military service in admissions, clients, businesses, nonprofit its education and admissiontake the Bar Examination students must successfully complete employment or student services/ organizations and governmental requirements.in California. Admission to entities throughout the state. 84 semester units. Although our activities.the practice of law within program is considered part-timethe state of California is because attendance is generallygoverned by the Office of required only three nights a week,Admissions of The State students are able to complete a legalBar. Details are available education in 3-½ to 4 years.at www.calbar.ca.gov. 2 [ www.collegesoflaw.org ] 3
  4. 4. Do I Qualify for The Special Student Admission? If you do not meet the academic requirements for admission as a regular student but are at least 21, you may apply as a special student. Applicants in this category must be personally Applicants are considered for The Colleges of Law admit students admission in one of three categories, interviewed by the Dean and provide, in addition from diverse backgrounds so as to to the application materials required of all as defined by The State Bar of applicants, the following: promote understanding in the classroom California. and broaden the opportunity for access ● A minimum LSAT score in the 50th percentile to the legal profession. We consider The Regular Student or above; several factors including academic grade We will consider you for admission as a ● Scores of at least “50” on College Level point averages and, in some cases, LSAT scores. Other criteria may weigh regular student if you have: Examination Program (CLEP) tests as required by the State Bar of California; and What About Finances? heavily in the Admissions Committee’s ● A bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.7 cumulative grade point average ● Two letters of recommendation. decision, such as the applicant’s life In keeping with the Colleges’ not-for-profit mission (GPA) or a score on the Law School of making a legal education affordable, tuition at the experience, maturity, moral character, After completing the first-year curriculum, a Admission Test (LSAT) normally in the Colleges is among the lowest of California-accredited ability to communicate, employment, and 50th percentile or above; or special student is required to take The State Bar’s First-Year Law Students’ Examination law schools and less than half that of programs volunteer activities. ● An associate’s degree with a minimum (FYLSX). See our website for details about CLEP offered at most traditional private law schools. Still, a 3.0 cumulative GPA or a score on the and FYLSX requirements. quality education costs money, and for some that can LSAT normally in the 50th percentile or pose a hardship. Fortunately, options are available, above; or including private loans, legal community scholarships and the Colleges’ deferred tuition program, which ● A minimum of 60 semester (or 90 The Transfer Student allows students to pay their tuition over the course of quarter) units in academic subjects, You may apply to transfer from another law an entire semester or session. Eligible veterans may awarded by a qualifying institution. school into the Colleges of Law if you meet all qualify to receive benefits for study at the Colleges, gular Student (Applicants lacking a degree should admission requirements as either a “regular” including “Post-9/11” payments. e Re contact the Admissions Office about or “special” student. You must provide a letter Th eligibility.) On our website you will find details about current from the Dean of your prior law school, stating Th tuition, fees, cost of books, and tuition refund policies. e that you are in good standing and eligible If you do not meet these criteria but have (In special cases, such as when students receive without condition to continue law studies. If Sp valuable life experience, your application nt veterans benefits while attending the Colleges, where eci you lack such good standing or are not eligible de may be considered by the Admissions state and federal law may require a different schedule tu rS a to continue without condition, your application Committee on a case-by-case basis. l Stu of refunds, the amount of refundable tuition will be as fe ns must be approved by both the Admissions Tra Applicants with a cumulative GPA below provided in such laws.)T he and Academic Standards Committees; such de n t 2.0 are not eligible for admission. approval is rarely given. Transfer credit may be available for prior law studies. Please check our website for details. Acceptance to the Colleges is not guaranteed merely because an applicant meets the minimum admission requirements. All[ ] admissions decisions are within the Colleges’ www.collegesoflaw.org sole discretion. 4 5
  5. 5. What Would I Study? Students also receive instruction in a variety Each Student’s Challenge of practical skills, including legal research and writing, client counseling, trial practice, The ultimate responsibility for acquiring negotiation and alternative methods of legal knowledge and proficient skills rests Our students Our Classes Our Approach to dispute resolution. These courses largely with our students. To be successful in law experience a Learning emphasize “learning by doing,” providing study, each student must demonstrate Classes within the Colleges are curriculum emphasizing large enough to promote vigorous In the classroom, students have students the opportunity to develop a strong commitment, by keeping up the essential discussion but small enough to allow lawyering skills by performing tasks that with reading assignments and attending the opportunity to actively engage are routinely undertaken by practicing class fully prepared to engage in lively components of an our intellectually inquisitive students in lecture and discussion. Class to create positive networks with attorneys. discussion. A student’s dedication and outstanding legal sessions emphasize “case studies” their professors and fellow students. enthusiasm will heavily influence the education – one that that really help bring the law to life. Average course enrollment is about quality of the experience at this or any Students prepare for class by reading, marries fundamental other law school. 30 students. analyzing and “briefing” court opinions Class Scheduling legal principles with in actual cases. “Briefing” is a process Most regularly scheduled lecture At the Colleges, students work together the practical skills of taking notes on various aspects The Colleges operate on a semester Richard Abbe Moot courses meet once a week for three in a cooperative atmosphere. Many needed for effective of each opinion, such as the facts, system, with two 15-week semesters (plus students form informal study groups for Court Competition hours with two to three hours of study and examination weeks) offered in client representation. reasoning and decision reached by the continued study and discussion outside outside preparation expected for each the fall and spring, and a 10-week required Each summer, We blend a rigorous court that issued the opinion. the structured academic program, hour of class time. Summer session. Students generally students who elect academic approach During class, the professor and attend classes three nights per week, from although doing so is seldom required. to enroll in Moot with real-world Faculty and staff are available to offer students talk about these “briefed” 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Summer electives may Court will draft briefs experience, bridging guidance on organizing effective study cases so the students can firmly occasionally be offered on Saturdays. More and argue a criminal groups. the gap between grasp the legal principles upon detailed information can be found at www. appeal based on an classroom and which the decisions were based. The collegesoflaw.org. actual trial transcript, professor often poses hypothetical with the guidance courtroom. variations on the facts to explore of an experienced whether the court’s conclusion would criminal attorney/ [ ] change if the facts were different. faculty member. The From such discussions, students learn www.collegesoflaw.org course culminates both principles of substantive law and in an intermural analytical techniques for resolving competition held at legal problems. the Court of Appeal in Ventura, where the late Richard Abbe servedLegal Internship as a justice. Three justices of the SecondTo provide students with hands-on preparation for law practice, each Appellate District,student must earn at least one unit of academic credit in our law Sixth Division presideschool’s highly regarded Legal Internship Program. After successfully over the competition.completing their first-year coursework and Legal Research, studentshave the opportunity to learn by doing, as they interview clients, preparelegal documents, perform legal research, or assist in trial preparationunder the supervision of judges or experienced attorneys. Students mayearn up to eight internship units. Third- or fourth-year students may also apply for certification underthe Rules for the Practical Training of Law Students of The State Bar of California. The rules permitstudents to give legal advice and appear in court when under the direct supervision of a qualifiedattorney. 6 7
  6. 6. What Would I Study? Bar Examination Guidance Faculty and staff at the Colleges share a deep commitment to helping our students succeed on the California Bar Examination.Required Courses From Orientation through the fourth year, we offer information and guidance on Bar ExamMost required courses are offered in a set pattern during the fall and spring semesters, preparation, including group informationalgenerally for 3 units of credit. These courses emphasize traditional core subjects presentations, workshops and panelincluding those tested on the California Bar Examination. Three required, 2-unit skills Elective Courses discussions on successful strategies. Ourcourses are offered every summer: Legal Research, Legal Writing and Bar Studies. required curriculum covers each Bar-tested While our academic year courses emphasize fundamentals, our elective subject. It also includes Bar Studies, an courses give students a chance to sample some of the legal specialties innovative course designed to help students that make law practice so satisfying. Elective offerings are rotated based understand how to meet the intellectual and on student interest and availability of instructors who are experts in their time-management challenges of California’s subfields. Thus, we do not offer each elective every year and some courses three-day, multi-format test. Information may not be offered during the time a given student is enrolled. Elective related to our graduates’ California Bar courses carry from 1 to 2 units of credit. Check our website for course Examination pass rates can be descriptions and other details. found at The State Bar’s website, www. calbar.ca.gov/admissions. First Year Legal Analysis & Writing Third Year Certificates of Concentration Contracts 1 & 2 Evidence 1 & 2 Torts 1 & 2 Professional Responsibility The Colleges offer students the exciting opportunity to earn a Certificate of Criminal Law Constitutional Law 1 & 2 Concentration in one of four areas: Business Legal Research Wills & Trusts Law, Criminal Law, Estate Planning and Second Year Remedies Bar Studies Family Law. To qualify, a student must successfully complete degree requirements as well as eight elective units in his or her Civil Procedure 1 & 2 Real Property 1 & 2 Fourth Year chosen concentration. Students who earn a certificate are particularly well prepared Community Property Constitutional Criminal Procedure to enter an employment market that favors Business Associations law graduates who are well grounded in Advanced Legal Writing both fundamental skills and emerging legal Legal Writing Trial Practice trends. Trial Evidence Statutory Interpretation Also Required: 1 unit of Legal Internship (taken anytime after passing Legal Research) 8 9 [ www.collegesoflaw.org ]
  7. 7. What Support Would I Have? Student Counseling Student Activities Faculty members, including Academic Student Bar Association Student Services Books and Materials Advisors, are available to meet with (SBA) students by appointment. Students are Academic Advisor Program Required books and materials are generally Supported by fees paid upon registration, encouraged to confer often with their offered for sale during registration but may be professors as part of their law school the SBA at each campus sponsors social We emphasize the fundamentals of effective purchased elsewhere. experience. and peer mentoring events. The SBA also law study in our first-semester course, assists with annual events such as First Year Legal Analysis & Writing. Building on that Orientation and the Awards Banquet. strong foundation, Advisors provide group Employment Assistance tutorials and individual counseling, outside Student Lounge the curriculum, to help students reach their The Colleges do not provide placement services academic potential. Participation is generally but students often find employment through less At each campus, a student lounge Delta Theta Phi voluntary but may be required of students in provides a comfortable meeting place formal means. Job announcements are posted Our Student Body to talk, study or just relax. Amenities Interested students may join a chapter of academic difficulty. on campus boards and circulated by email. include vending machines and a Delta Theta Phi, an international fraternity Students may learn of openings from faculty, We take tremendous pride in the microwave oven. founded in 1913 to promote legal staff and alumni, and through internships, diversity of our student body, scholarship and the legal profession. Disabled Student Resources alumni/student events, and local Bar groups. which is comprised of people from all walks of life. The majority of Both campuses are accessible to students Study Facilities students at the Colleges are with physical disabilities, with handicapped Student Animal Legal parking adjacent to both law school buildings. Law Libraries Quiet space for study, by individual Defense Fund (SALDF) working adults; some are employed in law-related fields but Students with disabilities are encouraged to students or those in groups, is Each campus has a law library with quiet study most have other backgrounds. available on both campuses during At the Ventura campus, SALDF sponsors contact the Assistant Dean at the campus space and convenient access to legal resources, Many students are returning to regular office hours and on weekends special events for the legal community and where enrolled to make timely and appropriate including federal and California cases and school after a number of years when the library is open. outreach programs to advance the public’s arrangements for accommodations regarding statutes, encyclopedias, digests, treatises, away from academic pursuits, knowledge of animal laws. physical access, examination conditions and periodicals and practice guides. Each library has while some come to the Colleges other services. a copier/scanner and computer workstations for immediately after attaining word processing and Internet access. Westlaw® undergraduate or graduate Speakers’ Series degrees. All students are provided passwords to Westlaw®, an online legal research Judges and attorneys address students on Current combined enrollment is database. Through Westlaw®, students a broad range of law-related topics such as approximately 220 students and use TWEN® course management career development, civility and law is divided almost evenly between software to access course materials practice specializations. men and women. such as syllabi and assignments. Examples of past exams and sample answers are also posted on TWEN®. [ www.collegesoflaw.org ] 10 11
  8. 8. How Do I Apply? Letter(s) of Transcripts Test Scores Recommendation In addition: We require transcripts to establish In most cases, where potential forOur goal is to provide our students with an A regular or transfer applicant must that you have met the pre-legal success at the Colleges is indicated Special student applicants must submitexemplary legal education in an environment provide one letter of recommendation education prerequisites for admission. by an applicant’s undergraduate scores from the Law School Admission Test from a person qualified to comment The Admissions Office will provide a record, work and life experiences, athat fills their lifestyle needs. During the and College Level Examination Program tests upon those personal qualities that preliminary evaluation of your academic Law School Admission Test (LSAT)admission process we work closely with as well as arrange for a personal interview. make the applicant a good candidate qualifications based upon unofficial score is not required for admission.prospective students to demystify the for law school. A “special student” or “open” transcripts. However, your In other instances, however, an Transfer student applicants must submit aexperience as much as possible. Applications letter of standing and unconditional eligibility applicant must submit two such application is not complete, and you applicant must achieve an LSATare evaluated on a “rolling” basis, so we to continue from the Dean of each prior law letters. Each letter must: cannot be admitted to the Colleges, until score normally at the 50th percentileencourage early submission of the application school. we receive certified (official) transcripts or above to be considered for ✔ be an original letter addressed toand supporting materials. in sealed envelope(s) from the school(s) admission. Because a correlation has It is in your best interest to be completely the Colleges, and where you attempted coursework. been shown between LSAT scores candid and truthful in all materials you submit and first-year law school grades, we ✔ specifically address the applicant’s to the Colleges. Your application materials Applicants with a bachelor’s degree must suitability for the study of law. encourage all applicants to take this are not only vital to our admission decision, provide a certified transcript from the test, after diligent preparation, as one but also subject to review by The State Bar We suggest that you seek a school awarding the degree and from means of self-assessment. of California when it evaluates your moral recommendation from a supervisor any subsequent school, including law character as a candidate for admission to in paid or volunteer work, a former school, where coursework was later College Level Examination Program law practice. instructor, an attorney or other legal attempted or completed. (CLEP) tests must be taken by professional, or some other unrelated applicants who have not completed Applicants need only apply to one campus. Applicants without a bachelor’s degree individual who knows you well. enough undergraduate units to must provide a certified transcript from other-wise qualify for admission as each college, university and law school “regular” students. attended. Personal Statement Applicants educated outside the United We want to know a bit about each States must provide an evaluation from Personal Interview prospective student – where you’ve been, a credential evaluation service that is what drives you, and why you’re inspired to You may be asked to meet with a member of the National Association earn a law degree. That’s why we ask you a member of the Admissions of Credential Evaluation Services. The to provide a three-page personal statement Committee for a personal interview evaluation must be a “detailed” report discussing your: and/or to take a college-administered All applicants to the Colleges of Law are required that includes a categorized listing of courses taken with individual grade writing examination at the to submit the following: ✔ academic qualifications equivalents and overall grade point committee’s discretion. If you apply ✔ a completed application form. ✔ work and life experiences relevant to the average. (Foreign students are not as a “special student,” you must study and practice of law eligible for student visas.) meet with the Dean. ✔ a non-refundable application fee of $50. ✔ reasons for wanting to study law. We invite all prospective students ✔ a personal statement of three pages in length. to confer with a member of our This statement is an integral part of the Admissions Office staff, in person ✔ one or two letters of recommendation, admission process and is used by the or by telephone, to discuss any depending on your admission category. Admissions Committee in evaluating your questions relating to the admission writing skills, motivation and suitability for the process. ✔ certified transcripts of academic work. study of law. ✔ score on the Law School Admission Test, if [ ] taken. www.collegesoflaw.org 12 13
  9. 9. Janet Vining Mitchell J.D., Santa Barbara College of Law ‘84 Administrative Board of Trustees Who Would My Mentors Be? Corporate Counsel Legal Analysis & Writing Staff Mary Jane Miller, J.D. Chair Heather Georgakis Private Practice, Santa Barbara The Hon. Vincent O’Neill Dean J.D., UCLA ‘77 The Hon. Rebecca Riley Superior Court Judge Vice Chair Criminal Electives Santa Barbara CampusOur dedicated faculty is comprised of lawyers and judges who are also talented educators, many Judge, Ventura Superior Courtwith decades of experience teaching law. They bring a wealth of real-world experience into the Mari Rockenstein Mary Osborne Marilyn Anticouni, J.D. J.D., Santa Clara ‘97 Assistant Dean Private Practice, Santa Barbaracurriculum and create a professional but supportive learning environment. Their dynamism helps Private Practice Legal Writingdrive our law program, keeping it current, relevant and stimulating. Michelle Wise Administrative Coordinator Rachel Bishar, Ph.D. Touro University Worldwide Stan Roden Westlake Village J.D., UC Hastings ‘66 Joy Royston Private Practice (ADR) Executive Assistant to the Dean Ritch Eich, Ph.D. Negotiation Skills Eich Associated Eileen Vopelak Thousand Oaks Arnis Tolks Assistant for Special Projects J.D., Santa Clara ‘81 George Haynes, Ph.D., Sr. Deputy District Attorney Organizational consultant, Criminal Procedure Faculty John Sweeney Teaching Within Ten Years Ventura Campus Former vice president of academic affairs at Santa Barbara Graduate Institute L.L.B., Loyola ‘64 Andy Viets Barbara Doyle Teaching Over 30 Years J.D., SUNY Buffalo ‘85 Private Practice The Hon. Jeffrey Bennett Assistant Dean Wendy Lascher, J.D. Torts J.D., Santa Barbara College of Law ‘88 Private Practice Peter Cooney Private Practice, Ventura Superior Court Judge Evidence Diane McReynolds J.D., UC Hastings ‘72 Trial Practice Director of Information Technology The Hon. David Long Sr. Research Attorney, Court of Appeal Elizabeth Vogt Teaching Over 15 Years Judge, Ventura Superior Court Real Property J.D., UCLA ‘79 The Hon. Mark Borrell Laura Mignotte Lori Lewis J.D., McGeorge ‘86 Private Practice Accountant Dave Harrell Charles McClintock, Ph.D. J.D., Santa Barbara College of Law ‘90 Superior Court Judge Community Property J.D., Ventura College of Law ‘74 Dean, School of Human Private Practice Trial Evidence Jennifer Mackie and Organizational Development Sr. Research Attorney, Court of Appeal The Hon. Bruce Young Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning Administrative Coordinator Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara Remedies J.D., Pepperdine ‘77 John Futoran, Sr. J.D., Ventura College of Law ‘98 Superior Court Judge Mercedes “Pete” Lopez Anna McDonald, Ph.D. Teaching Over 10 Years Private Practice Criminal Law Facilities Manager Teaching Over 20 Years Fielding Graduate University Bar Studies, Statutory Interpretation Santa Barbara Clair Burrill Steve Feder J.D., Univ. of Wisconsin ‘73 Katy Graham Jerry H. Miller, D.D. J.D., L.L.M., U. of San Diego ‘82, ‘87 Private Practice J.D., Santa Barbara College of Law ‘94 President Emeritus, Private Practice Constitutional Law Research Attorney, Court of Appeal California Lutheran University Wills & Trusts, Business Associations Legal Writing Courses, Academic Joyce Dudley Advisor Mary Pattiz, Ph.D. Eric Hanson J.D., Santa Barbara College of Law ‘90 Clinical Psychologist, The Betty Ford Center J.D., Southwestern ‘76 District Attorney Michael Hanley Santa Barbara and Los Angeles Chief Trial Deputy District Attorney Crime Scene Investigation J.D., U. of San Francisco ‘92 (retired) Sr. Deputy Public Defender Eric Woosley, J.D. Criminal Procedure Michael McMahon Evidence Private Practice, Santa Barbara J.D., UC Hastings ‘76 The Hon. Brian Hill Chief Deputy Public Defender Paul Kremser J.D., U. of San Francisco, ‘81 Moot Court J.D., UC Berkeley ‘70 Superior Court Judge Private Practice Constitutional Law David Nyssen Professional Responsibility J.D., UC Davis ‘90 Heather Georgakis Supervising Legal Research Attorney, Jeanne Kvale J.D., UCLA ‘78 Superior Court J.D., Pepperdine ‘95 Dean, Colleges of Law Criminal Law Private Practice Professional Responsibility, Advanced The Hon. John Smiley John Thyne, III Legal Writing J.D., Southwestern ‘76 J.D., U. of Tulsa ‘96 Superior Court Judge Private Practice Shannon Sullivan Martinez Community Property Civil Procedure J.D., Loyola ‘94 Corporate Counsel Craig Smith Stephen Underwood Academic Advisor, J.D., UC Hastings ‘76 J.D., Santa Clara ‘74 Legal Analysis & Writing Director, UCSB Paralegal Program Chief Assistant County Counsel Contracts, Remedies, Bar Studies Torts Bruce McRoy J.D., Columbia ‘75 Jake Stoddard Private Practice J.D., Loyola ‘77 Business Associations Chief Deputy County Counsel Trial Practice, Trial Evidence 14 15

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