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.
A list of courses required for the Pre-Law program is located in the BC course catalog.
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 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.
Jo Ann Acosta
Advising Expert Pathway to Law School Program
Faculty lead for Pathway to Law School Program
Dept. Chair Behavioral Sciences
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.
Meeting times are still to be determined. Please contact Jo Ann Acosta at firstname.lastname@example.org.