2-Year Associate Degree, 2-Year Bachelor’s Degree, 3-Year Juris Doctorate
Established under the auspices of the State Bar of California’s Council on Access and Fairness (COAF), this initiative provides a pathway to a law school education for students whose college education begins at Sacramento City College.
The 2+2+3 Law School Pathway project is designed to enhance opportunities in the legal profession for diverse populations. While racial or ethnic minorities comprise 60 percent of the California population, only 20 percent of the state’s lawyers are minorities.
Before admission into the program, a student must attend an 2+2+3 Pathway to Law School orientation and agree to release information pertinent to the program. To qualify as a “COAF Scholar” a student must attend Sacramento City College and successfully complete the required courses.
|COURSE #||COURSE NAME|
|BUS 345||Law and Society|
|ENGWR 300||English Composition|
|ENGWR 301||Critical Thinking|
|COMM 311||Argumentation and Debate|
|HIST 311||US History|
|POLS 301||Introduction to American Government|
|COURSE #||COURSE NAME|
|SOC 300 or PSYCH 320||Service/Civic Learning|
|HCD 310||College Success|
|ADMJ 320||Criminal Law|
|BUS 340||Business Law|
|PHIL 310||Introduction to Ethics|
|PHIL 320||Logic and Critical Thinking|
|PHIL 368||Law, Justice and Punishment|
|POLS 304||Introduction to Government—California|
|SOC 318||Introduction to Crime, Deviance, and Social Control|
|Summer 1||HCD 310|
|ENGWR 101 (if needed)|
|Fall 1||ENGWR 300|
|Spring 1||ENGWR 302/303|
|Fall 2||STAT 300|
|Spring 2||POLS 301|
The Pathway requires students to complete all requirements in the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
All students should meet with a counselor to develop an Individual Educational Plan since many different degrees support entry into law school.
Pathway Mission and Goals
This initiative will provide a clear pathway from Sacramento City College to law school. This unique model provides a firm partnership with existing articulation agreements or Transfer Guides between community colleges and the four-year undergraduate colleges and universities.
The pathway facilitates the admissions process through its special partnership between Sacramento City College and the law schools. Students will be provided additional support, access, and information to the law school admission process. Targeted outreach and recruitment will occur at the participating community college.
Support for students will include:
- Early exposure to the law school experience
- Financial aid counseling
- Internship opportunities
- Potential scholarship opportunities
Students will also receive guidance and tutoring before taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and receive specific orientation and instruction regarding the law school admission process, expectations while attending law school and opportunities in the legal profession.
Career possibilities are endless and include, but are not limited to: lawyer, judge, mediator, paralegal, consultant, educator, corporate attorney, court administrator, governmental administrator, or politician.
What is a COAF Scholar?
Established under the State Bar of California’s Council on Access and Fairness (COAF), the 2+2+3 Community College Pathway to Law School initiative is a newly developed partnership among 24 of the state’s community colleges and six law schools along with their respective undergraduate institutions.
Participating Law Schools
- Loyola Marymount Law School
- Santa Clara University School of Law
- University of California, Davis School of Law
- University of California, Irvine School of Law
- University of San Francisco School of Law
- University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
Supported by Student Equity.