College Profile: San Joaquin College of Law
San Joaquin College of Law (SJCL) is a private, non-profit law school in Clovis, California. It was founded in Fresno in 1969 by a group of San Joaquin Valley judges and attorneys because no accredited law school existed in the area. The school began instruction in 1970. In December 1996, SJCL relocated to a new facility, the original Clovis High School building, which was built in 1920. Melding the old and the new, the renovated historic building allows the school to expand. The new facility includes a new courtroom and lecture hall, greatly enlarged library and computer facility, and modern classrooms, while retaining the campus feel of the school campus. There remains no comparable institution for 120 miles in any direction. SJCL claims more than 28% of the total practicing lawyers in the Fresno area are SJCL graduates, including 46% of women and 35% of minority lawyers.
559-323-2100 (financial aid)
SJCL strives to produce skilled legal professionals who contribute to the development of legal and social institutions, provide wise leadership and zealous representation, and promote the integrity of the legal system. The Law Program endeavors to:
- Encourage the uninhibited pursuit of truth.
_ Instill habits of intellectual inquiry and self-education.
- Engender a commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards.
- Teach the fundamental principles and processes of the law.
- Develop critical thinking and analysis skills.
- Refine oral and written communication skills.
- Develop practical lawyering skills.
- Foster a sensitivity to the many roles lawyers perform in society.
||Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above|
|Title IV Eligibility
||Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs|
College Student Services Offered
||Academic/career counseling service|
||Employment services for students||Yes
||Placement services for completers|
||On-campus day care for students' children||
College Special Learning Opportunities
||Distance learning opportunities|
||ROTC: Air Force||
Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
San Joaquin College of Law Website
Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
|Open admission policy
|Admission test scores
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Applicants (most recent fall period)
Admissions (most recent fall period)
Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
SAT Percentile Scores
ACT Percentile Scores
Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
||Student Body Size||No
||Total Dormitory Capacity|
College Levels Offered
||Less than one year certificate||No
||One but less than two years certificate|
||Two but less than 4 years certificate|
All Academic Programs
Question and Answer about "San Joaquin College of Law"
No questions found...