Pathway to Law School

Pathway to Law School IconProgram 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.

Program Description: As part of a statewide 2+2+3 pathway initiative, The Pathway to Law School Program provides students a clear pathway from Ventura College to eight of California’s top law schools.  The Program is designed to enhance opportunities and advancement in the legal profession for diverse populations, particularly those who have been historically underrepresented in the practice of law. 


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​​Area Dean: Lisa Putnam
Office: LRC-354

Department Chair: Dr. Michael Ward
Social Sciences
Phone: 805-289-6226
Office: LRC-341

Program Lead: Daniel R. Gonzalez
Adjunct Professor of Political Science 
Phone: 805-652-7779 Ext. 51099

Administrative Assistant: Sandy Mason
Phone: 805-289-6388
Location: LRC-356

Office Assistant: Brenda Mendez
Phone: 805-289-6536
Location: LRC-356

Program Counselor: Dr. Marian Carrasco Nungaray
Academic Counselor & Coordinator of University Transfer Center
Phone: 805-289-6028
Office: SSC-109 (Transfer Center)

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When You Dream . . . Community College Pathway to Law School

This video features distinguished judges and lawyers from diverse backgrounds who began their educational career at community colleges.  The video is produced by the State Bar of California Council on Access and Fairness for its Community College Diversity Pipeline Initiative, through a grant from the California Bar Foundation