About the Colleges

Introduction to the Colleges

The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law is a regionally accredited nonprofit law school. Our school is accredited by both the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College and University Commission and the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. We are proud to offer two exceptional pathways to a career in law or a law-related field. Our Juris Doctor (J.D.) program deftly combines quality, convenience, affordability, and real-world practicality.

Founded more than 40 years ago to expand opportunities for legal education, today the Colleges of Law are widely recognized as being among the state's premier regional law schools. Our part-time, evening law program allows students to prepare for rewarding professional careers without abandoning their job and family responsibilities.

Many of our JD graduates have distinguished themselves as judges, public officials, and attorneys working in private law firms, corporate law offices, and governmental entities. Others have used their legal knowledge to pursue successful careers in fields such as business, education, health care, and law enforcement.

Introduction to our Juris Doctor Program

Students pursuing the J.D. are taught by some of the region's most accomplished attorneys and judges. Our classes are large enough to promote lively discussion but small enough to provide the personal attention students need to develop finely honed skills in legal analysis, writing, and oral advocacy.

Colleges of Law Affiliations

The Colleges of Law is an affiliate of the nonprofit TCS Education System (TCS ES), which features a network of fellow nonprofit institutions, each backed by a model of education that prepares socially responsible professionals in applied fields such as education, healthcare, psychology, and law. Other TCS ES affiliates include The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Dallas Nursing Institute, Pacific Oaks College, Pacific Oaks Children’s School and Saybrook University. Learn more at www.tcsedsystem.edu.


Learn from Esteemed Faculty

Our respected faculty of judges and practicing attorneys will help you gain the real-world training you need to become a practice-ready attorney.
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Law School is Within Your Reach

Our California State Bar-accredited program is one of the most accessible in the country. Earn a J.D. degree in the evenings and graduate with little or no tuition debt.
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