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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 pathway 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.

Cal LAW continues to be an innovative statewide diversity pathway program that begins in tenth grade and ends in law school. With 23 high school law academies, 35 California community colleges, 16 undergraduate universities, and 15 ABA-accredited California law school partners, we are considered the most comprehensive educational diversity law pathway program in the country.

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, 29 community colleges throughout California, and 16 undergraduate universities and 15 law schools. Learn about a program near you.

Learn More about our Community College Pathway Partners


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

Visit the Student Resources page