Rio Hondo College was selected as one of 24 California community colleges to participate in the Pathway to Law School initiative in 2014. This program is sponsored by the California State Bar Council on Access and Fairness that established agreements with 24 community colleges and six law schools to create the Pathway to Law School initiative. The program establishes a clear pathway for community college students interested in law school. The initiative is an unprecedented effort within California’s higher education to enhance opportunities and advancement in the legal profession for diverse populations, particularly those who have been underrepresented.
“This project will put talented and promising community college students on a trajectory to enter some of the finest law schools in the nation,” said Brice W. Harris, chancellor of the California Community Colleges. “Students will receive the support they need to succeed and make the legal profession more diverse, and the justice system more reflective of our state.”