Since its founding in 1973, the mission of the Irvine University College of Law has been to offer working professionals an affordable way to join California’s legal profession.
The law school continues to pursue its mission by teaching its Juris Doctor Degree program through evening and weekend classes taught by experienced, practicing attorneys. Teaching in small classes and with the assistance of well-respected online academic support resources, the law school’s dedicated faculty works hard to help students learn, succeed and develop the skills needed to pass the California Bar Examination.
The College of Law has long operated as a fixed-facility law school in the City of Cerritos and is a well-regarded member of its business community. It has and maintains working relationships with nearby educational entities, such as Cerritos College and Harbor Community College, to provide their graduates the opportunity to earn a Juris Doctor degree. The law school is also proud of its long-standing relationships with various law enforcement agencies, including the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and local police departments, from which it is able to recruit and educate some of its most successful graduates.
** On March 30, 2020, due to the current health crisis caused by COVID-19, the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California, voted to allow all registered, unaccredited law schools to offer on-site classes through an online teaching platform through August 31, 2021. With this permission, all classes currently offered during the spring semester and those to be offered during the upcoming summer semester will be taught by the law school’s faculty through ZOOM, a free video-conferencing, and communication software/application. With the start of the fall semester currently scheduled for August 15th, it is hoped that classes will return to the classroom by next year.
Offer a program of quality legal education
Learning key legal skills taught by practicing attorneys
For graduates to become licensed California attorneys
I will always have amazing memories about the most challenging, but at the same time, the most rewarding years of my life spent at Irvine University College of Law. As most of the students who attend any law school, I was facing various difficulties within financial, academic and personal aspects of my life. It was hard, but I was determined to succeed by keeping focus on my dream of becoming an attorney. Along with my family, the faculty and staff at Irvine University College of Law supported me throughout my journey and helped me to reach my goal.
Tamara Rashi Dian, J.D. Graduate 2018
Passed the California Bar Examination, February 2019