VENTURA, Calif., March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students and graduates of Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) colleges—Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College—have an unique pathway to law school thanks to a partnership announced by Dr. Bernard Luskin, Chancellor for VCCCD, and Dr. Matthew Nehmer, Executive Director of The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law (COL).
Through the articulation agreement, COL welcomes any student with an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree from a VCCCD college to apply for admission to its Juris Doctor (J.D.) program. Accepted students may begin law school after completing a minimum of 60 post-secondary academic units with an incoming G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher and with earning an Associate's degree.
"Our collaboration with VCCCD is a win-win all around," said Dr. Nehmer. "We advance their mission by providing yet another pathway to student success, and the District advances ours by offering opportunity for an excellent legal education that is community focused, leadership oriented, and above all affordable."
"The VCCCD has developed pathways with a number of law schools, and this one is unique to Ventura County," said VCCCD Trustee Steve Blum, Esq., Ventura Colleges of Law alumni, J.D. '06. "This local law school offers another special opportunity for access for our graduates."
Colleges of Law is accepting applications now for the fall 2016 term. For more information on the partnership between the Ventura County Community College District and The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, including requirements for law school admission, please contact email@example.com or call 805-765-9719.
About the Ventura County Community College District
The Ventura County Community College District is a member of the 113-campus California Community College system, and serves more than 50,000 students annually. The District's three colleges—Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura—offer programs in general education for degrees and certificates, transfer to four-year colleges and universities, career technical education, and provide opportunities to engage in co-curricular campus activities. For more information, please visit www.vcccd.edu.
About The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law
Established in 1969, The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law (COL) was founded to expand opportunities and broaden access to legal education. COL is dedicated to a student-centered approach that affords students of diverse backgrounds the opportunity to pursue careers in law or legal-related fields. The College's faculty advances a real-world perspective and practicality on the application of law and includes practicing attorneys, judges, public servants, and leaders in business and non-profit organizations. An accredited nonprofit institution, COL offers a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and a Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) program. COL is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and the Juris Doctor program is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE) of the State Bar of California. For more information, visit www.collegesoflaw.edu.
The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law is an affiliate of TCS Education System, a nonprofit service organization that supports institutions backed by a model of education that prepares socially responsible professionals in applied fields such as law, education, healthcare, and psychology.
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