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What We Do

California LAW is a program created to connect, communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with programs that are part of the educational pipeline for diverse students into the legal profession or law-related careers. California LAW is housed at the Foundation for California Community Colleges and is closely aligned with the Foundation’s strategic goal to expand student access, success, educational, and career outcomes through the promotion of student-centered resources and tools. 

California LAW consists of 23 high school law academies created under the California Partnership Academy model, in a unique partnership between the State Bar of California and the California Department of Education.

Additionally, California LAW includes members of the Community College Pathway to Law School initiative with 29 community colleges throughout the state, 16 undergraduate universities, and 14 law schools, resulting in an educational pipeline into the legal profession.

Pathways to LAW Summit

The Annual Pathways to Law Summit provides an opportunity for law practitioners and educators to come together and exchange strategies, make connections, and participate in panels and other activities that help promote diversity in the legal profession.

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Pathway Partners

California LAW’s partners consist of 23 high school law academies, 27 community colleges throughout California, and 13 undergraduate universities and 13 law schools. Learn about a program near you.

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Links, presentations, and other resources are available for Pathway students, volunteers, advisory councils, and faculty to help support diversity pipelines to the law at partner schools.

Visit the Student Resources page