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WE OFFER FIRST-CLASS LEGAL EDUCATION TO STUDENTS WITH REAL-WORLD RESPONSIBILITIES
Our accessible, affordable J.D. and M.L.S. degree programs allow students to pursue a top-notch legal degree without shortchanging work or family.
STEP INTO THE PROFESSION THE MINUTE YOU STEP INTO THE CLASSROOM
Studying under practicing judges, lawyers, and elected officials, our students graduate with practical and theoretical skills necessary to succeed in today’s legal field.
DISCOVER A CLEAR PATHWAY TO YOUR FUTURE WITHOUT DETOURING INTO DEBT
Our reasonable tuition rates and scholarship opportunities reflect a commitment to providing legal education that is affordable for all students.
WE BELIEVE IN MAKING THE LAW ACCESSIBLE BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
We’re building a vibrant, accessible community of scholars, educators, practitioners, and citizens—one that is always engaged in dialogue about the law and its intersection with daily life.
SANTA BARBARA CAMPUSLocated in the heart of downtown, The Santa Barbara campus is within easy walking distance of many private and public law offices and the Santa Barbara Courthouse, where students have access to the McMahon Law Library.
20 E. Victoria St Santa Barbara, CA
VENTURA CAMPUSThe Ventura campus is conveniently located approximately one mile from the Ventura County Government Center, where students can access the County Law Library resources
4475 Market Street Ventura, CA 93003
COLLEGES OF LAW DEGREES
Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.)
Our accessible online M.L.S. program enables working professionals and caretakers to become informed, innovative problem-solvers in fields that routinely intersect with law. By studying the legal system and its workplace implications, working professionals gain the expertise necessary to navigate legal challenges that arise in their chosen field.
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Our accredited J.D. program thoroughly prepares graduates to sit for the California Bar Exam through a collaborative learning environment that emphasizes discussion and debate. Students develop the skills needed to become “citizen lawyers,” effectively advocating for a diverse range of clients and serving the community by making law more accessible to the public.
COLLEGES OF LAW IN NUMBERS
M.L.S. Program Overview
J.D. Program Overview
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Diverse Student Body
94% of respondents are either satisfied or very satisfied with their overall academic experience at COL.
SEE YOURSELF HERE
“If I were to do everything again, I would do it exactly the same way that I did. I am very satisfied and happy with my entire professional career. I have a lot of admiration for my former professors, who are now colleagues.”
Current job: Law Clerk
“It’s been fascinating. I will be forever grateful to COL for opening those first doors for me. The school is really good about telling graduates that you can do anything you want to do. Just go for it.”