The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law, a nonprofit law school, prepares students for the practice of law through a program that deftly combines quality, convenience, affordability, and real-world practicality.
Quality - Our faculty members are accomplished judges and attorneys in the Tri-Counties. Our Juris Doctor students benefit from the breadth of our faculty's professional experiences.
Convenience - Our J.D. program—offered in both Santa Barbara and Ventura, California—are scheduled three nights a week and can be completed in three-and-a-half to four years.
Affordability - Our Juris Doctor program costs less than half of those typically offered at traditional private law schools.
Practicality - Our students graduate academically eligible to sit for the California Bar Examination, COL alumni achieve pass rates among the top California law schools.
The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law is a regionally accredited nonprofit law school. Our school is accredited by both the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College and University Commission and the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California.
Founded more than 40 years ago to expand opportunities for legal education, today the Colleges of Law are widely recognized as being among the state's premier regional law schools. Many of our JD graduates have distinguished themselves as judges, public officials, and attorneys working in private law firms, corporate law offices, and governmental entities. Others have used their legal knowledge to pursue successful careers in fields such as business, education, health care, and law enforcement.
The Colleges of Law is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Learn more about our accreditation achievement. http://www.collegesoflaw.edu/files/3252cb88-ba30-44d9-b20a-a4b900ff08ab/COL_Privacy_and_Accreditation.pdf