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Pursue a Career in Law!  The Pathway to Law at Ventura College is part of a statewide 2+2+3 pathway initiative provides a streamlined path to completing the educational requirements to pursue a career in the legal field. As a participant you will get additional academic and financial counseling, become eligible for special consideration and fee waivers when applying to one of the ten partner institutions, receive special recognition as a California LAW Scholar, and gain access to law-related activities!  The Program is designed to enhance opportunities and advancement in the legal profession for diverse populations, particularly those who have been historically underrepresented (Chicano/Latino; African American; Native American and Asian American) in the practice of law. 

Program Purpose: Established under the auspices of the State Bar of California’s Council on Access and Fairness (COAF), this initiative provides a clear pathway to a law school education for students whose college education begins at Ventura College.

Eligibility:  Pathway to Law is open to students pursuing ALL areas of study — there are no major requirements to be able to participate in the program.  As long as you are a current Ventura College student in good academic standing (you are not on academic probation or suspension), then you are eligible for Pathway to Law!

How to Get Started:

  1. Complete the Pathway to Law School Interest Form at the top of this webpage
  2. Attend Pathway to Law Orientation
  3. Work with Pathway to Law counselor Dr. Marian Carrasco Nungaray, call for an appointment at (805) 289-6411
  4. Establish Student Educational Plan based on selected major and the Pathway to Law Program's required courses 

Considering Studying Law?

Lawyer Mentoring Meet and Greet - Friday, March 8 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Attend a FREE lawyer mentoring event for students. Meet and talk to lawyers and judges at our upcoming Pathway to Law event on Friday, March 8 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Guthrie Hall at Ventura College.

Call the University Transfer Center at 805-289-6411 to register.


More Information and Resources


Department Chair: Michael Ward
Email: mward@vcccd.edu

Program Coordinators: Daniel Gonzalez, Stephen Slyker