Empire College School of Law

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Empire College School of Law
Parent school Empire College
Established 1973
School type Private
Dean J. Michael Mullins[1]
Location Santa Rosa, California, US
38°28′03″N 122°43′43″W / 38.4674°N 122.7286°W / 38.4674; -122.7286Coordinates: 38°28′03″N 122°43′43″W / 38.4674°N 122.7286°W / 38.4674; -122.7286
Faculty 56 (includes adjunct)[2]
Bar pass rate 60% (July 2014 1st time takers)[3]
Website www.empcol.edu/school-of-law

Empire College School of Law, part of Empire College and founded in 1973, is a four-year evening law school program accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California.[4] As an evening-only law school, the School of Law is not approved by the American Bar Association.[5]

Empire graduates comprise approximately 25 percent of the Sonoma County Bar and include members of the judiciary in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Merced, Lassen and Calaveras counties.

Following a year of construction, the college opened its new campus in January 2000 which includes, as tenants, two California superior courts for the County of Sonoma at which civil cases are conducted. Moot Court and Trial Practice classes are held in the courtrooms.[citation needed] In the 2000 Roger J. Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition, the Empire College Moot Court Team won first place in both The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers Award for Best Brief and The Bernard E. Witkin Award for Excellence In Appellate Advocacy.[6]

Bar pass rates[edit]

  • July 2007 -- 34%[7]
  • July 2008 -- 45%[8]
  • July 2009 -- 33%[9]
  • July 2010 -- 44%[10]
  • July 2011 -- 36% (1st time takers)[11]
  • July 2013 -- 57% (1st time takers)[12]
  • July 2014 -- 60% (1st time takers)[13]


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