Closing the “Justice Gap”

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There is increasing concern that the escalating cost of traditional legal education is playing a major role in widening the “justice gap” in many communities. This “gap” is created, in part, because new graduates complete traditional ABA law schools with hundreds of thousands of dollars in student debt. They simply cannot afford to practice law in small communities, public sector…

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Why legal education needs to take a different direction

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Simply put, the traditional ABA legal education model is no longer working for many students and communities. As a community-based, California Accredited Law School (CALS), our Monterey College of Law and San Luis Obispo College of Law programs are based on a model that we believe reflects the future of American legal education. Our program offers small classes taught by…

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Los Angeles Daily Journal Article featuring MCL

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Los Angeles Daily Journal Friday, September 23, 2016 Law schools, veterans to benefit from new law By Lyle Moran Daily Journal Staff Writer Veterans will again be allowed to use GI Bill benefits at law schools in California accredited by the State Bar as a result of legislation signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday. The legislation, SB 1059,…

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Restraining Order Workshop

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Mondays @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | $10 The collections workshop is open to the public and held on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Monterey College of Law’s Community Justice Center, and requires a $10 materials fee. During the workshop, law students, under the supervision of a supervising attorney, help members of the public obtain civil...
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Collections Workshop

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Tuesdays @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | $10 The collections workshop is open to the public and held on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Monterey College of Law’s Community Justice Center, and requires a $10 materials fee. During the workshop, law students under the supervision of a supervising attorney, will explain how to collect your money...
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MCL Graduates Exceed State-wide Pass Rate on February 2015 Bar Exam

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The State Bar of California's Committee of Bar Examiners reported today that Monterey College of Law’s first-time takers exceeded the statewide pass rate for all first-time takers and the pass rates for first-time takers from both the ABA and California Accredited Law School groups. MCL graduates who passed the February 2015 Bar Examination are Vanessa Bonifacio Redula, Matthew Gifford, Daniel...
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Need Information About Attending Law School?

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Dean of Admissions Wendy LaRiviere will be hosting information sessions in Seaside, Santa Cruz, and San Luis Obispo for potential Fall 2015 law school applicants for Monterey College of Law and San Luis Obispo College of Law. If you have questions about qualifications, deadlines, financing, schedules, or any other questions about attending law school . . . join Dean LaRiviere…

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