The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law, a nonprofit law school accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of The State Bar of California, prepares students for the practice of law through a program that deftly combines quality, convenience, affordability, and real-world practicality.

Students pursuing the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree are taught by some of the region’s most accomplished attorneys and judges. Our classes are large enough to promote lively discussion but small enough to provide the personal attention students need to develop finely honed skills in legal analysis, writing, and oral advocacy.

Many of our 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.

Founded more than 40 years ago to expand opportunities for legal education, today the Colleges of Law are widely recognized as one of the state’s premier regional law schools. Our part-time, evening law program allows students to prepare for a rewarding professional career without abandoning their job and family responsibilities-and to graduate without the debt they would accrue at many other law schools.

We welcome your interest in learning more about our J.D. program.