Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law
|Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law|
|Location||Santa Barbara and Ventura, CA, US|
- 1 History
- 2 Academics
- 3 Admissions, tuition, and scholarships
- 4 Notable alumni
- 5 References
- 6 External links
The Ventura campus was founded in 1969 and the Santa Barbara campus was added in 1975. As of 2007, The Colleges have over 1,600 alumni.
Juris Doctorate graduates of the colleges are eligible to take the California State Bar Examination. The colleges are accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. They are not accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).
The Juris Doctor program is a part-time evening curriculum with classes generally held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays in Santa Barbara and on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in Ventura. The academic calendar consists of two 15-week semesters and a 10-week summer term. Typically students complete the program within three to four years.
The average class size is approximately 25 students.
Master of Legal Studies
In 2012, The Colleges of Law added a Master of Legal Studies (available online) to their course offering.
Admissions, tuition, and scholarships
The colleges place emphasis on diverse students bodies and thus allow several paths for admission. The LSAT exam is optional.
Tuition and student aid
The total cost of the program is about $55,000. However, since the program is not ABA approved, it does not qualify for federally insured student aid or grants. An exception is that programs for veterans education can be used at the colleges.
The following scholarships and grants are available to eligible students: Trustees’ Scholarships, Dean Richard Goldman Scholarship, Law School Book Award, Alumni Scholarship Fund, McMahon Justice Scholarship, Legal Community Scholarships, Local Community Scholarships, Legal Publisher’s Awards.
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Superior Court judges
- Nancy Ashley, Stanislaus County
- James Brandlin, Los Angeles County
- Edward F. Brodie, Ventura County
- Edward Bullard, Santa Barbara County
- Troy Childers, Kern County
- Frank Dougherty, Merced County (retired)
- Ersel Edwards, Nevada County
- Charles Henry, Siskiyou County (retired)
- David W. Long, Ventura County
- Rebecca Riley, Ventura County
- Colleen K. Sterne, Santa Barbara County
- Colleen Toy White, Ventura County
District attorneys and public defenders
- Mark Arnold, Public Defender, Kern County
- Joyce Dudley, District Attorney, Santa Barbara County
- Christie Stanley, District Attorney, Santa Barbara County
- Naomi Schwartz, County Board of Supervisors, Santa Barbara County