WHITTIER, Calif. – Rio Hondo College will kick off a new and exciting semester on Saturday, Aug. 23, the first semester in which students will be able to start their legal careers with the new Pathway to Law School Program.
This year, Rio Hondo College is one of only 24 community colleges in the state to launch a Law School Pathway, which will enable students to set a course to one of six top law schools in the region, including USC’s Gould School of Law, Loyola Law School, the University of San Francisco School of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, and law schools at UC Davis and UC Irvine.
“For many students, a legal career is not just a goal, but a lifelong dream,” said Rio Hondo College Superintendent/President Teresa Dreyfuss. “Many don’t know where to start, so offering this program will put them on the right path toward that dream.”
Pathway to Law School – which also requires students to transfer to one of the partner law schools’ undergraduate institutions before attending law school – is designed for underrepresented and first-generation college students interested in pursuing careers in the legal field and attending law school.
The program, sponsored by the Council on Access and Fairness of the State Bar of California, benefits students by exposing them to different careers in law and offering networking and learning opportunities with attorneys and law school students.
For more information on Pathway to Law School, students are encouraged to enroll in COUN 101 for the fall semester. For more information, contact Vicenta Arrizon Maffris at (562) 463-7022, or email@example.com.
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