Bakersfield College

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Pre-Law Program

Pathway to Law School Program

In partnership with The State Bar of California, the Pathway to Law School initiative at Bakersfield College enhances opportunities and advancement in the legal profession for diverse populations, particularly those who have been underrepresented in the practice of law.

Required Courses

A list of courses required for the Pre-Law program is located in the BC course catalog.

Why Study Law?

Studying law explores many aspects of human life and allows you to develop a range of skills. Legal training fosters a broad and deep understanding of the law as well as develops abstract and critical thinking, practical problem solving skills and strong communication skills. The legal profession offers professional growth, opportunities, intellectual challenge, social activism empowerment, financial rewards, prestige and personal fulfillment in diverse areas such as: criminal law, corporate law, real estate law, tax law, family law, education law, patent law, product liability law and many other areas.

Career Possibilities

Career paths and opportunities for lawyers are endless. A law degree can be used in traditional legal employment, non-traditional legal employment and non-legal employment. Below are just some of the careers paths that you can take with a law degree.

  • Lawyer
  • Judge
  • Mediator
  • Paralegal
  • Secretary
  • Consultant
  • Educator
  • Corporate attorney
  • Court Administrator
  • Governmental administrator
  • Politician

Pre-Law Club

The Mission of the Pre-Law Club is to promote law-related activities for Pre-Law scholars. These activities include law school information sessions, campus visits to law school, statewide debate competitions, local internship opportunities, and social events.

Events include: Law Day, field trips to local court house and law schools in the state of California, and social events with networking opportunities.

Pre-Law Club Meeting Times

Meeting times are still to be determined. Please contact Pearl Urena for details at pearl.urena@bakersfieldcollege.edu.


Pre-Law Club Executive Board

  • President: Zach Zullivan
  • Vice President: David Arredondo
  • Secretary: Karla Alvarez
  • Treasure: Mariah Delgadillo
  • Advisors: Charles Kim and Pearl Urena
  • ICC Representative: Robert Bankowski

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