Pathway to Law School

Pathway to Law School GraphicProgram 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: Ronald Mules (Interim)
Visual Arts, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Modern Languages & Distance Ed.
Phone: (805) 289-6388
Office: LRC-360

Department Chair: Dr. Michael Ward
Social & Behavioral Sciences, & Modern Languages
Phone: (805) 289-6226
Office: LRC-341

Program Lead: Daniel R. Gonzalez
Adjunct Professor of Political Science 

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

Transfer Center Webpage

 California LAW Website & Resources

 Program Links


Participating Law Schools


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