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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MCL Opens New Campus in San Luis Obispo

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  Monterey College of Law is expanding to include a new branch campus in San Luis Obispo. The new campus, operating under the name San Luis Obispo College of Law, will open in August 2015. The law school is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2015 Semester. Click here to apply! [IMPORTANT NOTICE -- As the 20th California Accredited Law School (CALS)...
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Mandell Gisnet Center Featured in Salinas Californian

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Article by Robert Walch, Salinas Californian, March 23, 2015 - Isabel Bjork, the Executive Director of the Mandell Gisnet Center for Conflict Management, firmly believes that mediation and similar forms of conflict resolution would not only benefit the community but also promote positive outcomes that would decrease the overload facing the judicial system today. A program of the Monterey College...
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Why is MCL expanding at a time when many law schools are in decline?

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One of the first responses I get to MCL’s announcement of its new campus in San Luis Obispo is “how can Monterey College of Law be growing at a time when law schools across the country are reporting the lowest enrollment in more than 40 years?” The simple answer is that small communities throughout California still need good new lawyers….

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Successful 2015 Spring Admissions Completed

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Monterey College of Law completed the first Spring Semester admission cycle in the school's history with great success, reported Dean of Admissions Wendy LaRiviere. "This is the first time in MCL's 43-year history that we offered a Spring enrollment," said Asst. Dean LaRiviere. "The community response caught us somewhat by surprise. Not knowing what to expect, we set a very...
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Dean Winick Presents Monterey Bay Higher Education Regional Economic Report

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The classroom-based model of higher education has changed little over the past centuries. Students have made the transition from tablets, to typewriters, and now back to tablets . . . as if that isn’t proof enough how little things change. Lectures, labs, and exams, whether delivered in person or on-line, are still the foundation of higher education. However, what is changing is the financial model of higher education.

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New Practical Lawyering Program Underway

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Monterey College of Law's New Solo Practitioner Incubator provides a business start-up setting for new attorneys interested in creating a solo practice. This program is specifically designed to support Monterey College of Law (MCL) alumni, but is open to any lawyer in the first three years of his or her practice. The incubator will help new solo practitioners with the...
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Start Your 2015 Law School Career this Spring!

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MCL Dean of Admissions Wendy LaRiviere announced that the Board of Trustees of MCL have added a new Spring Semester enrollment for the first time in the 43-year history of the law school. “We have received an increasing number of applicants who have requested the opportunity to start law school during the Spring Semester rather than having to wait until mid-August…

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