Pathway to Law School Program

VVC is pleased to announce the new Pathway to Law School program.


scales, gavel, words - Law Scholar


Students interested in law related careers may consider registering for this program. This program was designed by the collaboration of the California State Bar’s Council on Access and Fairness and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office.


Partnering California Universities and their California Law Schools include:

  • University of Southern California
  • Loyola Marymount-Los Angeles
  • Santa Clara University
  • University of San Francisco
  • UC Davis
  • UC Irvine
  • UCLA
  • UC Berkeley
  • Pepperdine University
  • Chapman University
  • University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • California State University, Bakersfield


Students interested in applying to this Pathway program must:

  • submit the application/registration form,
  • meet with the designated Pathway Counselor to create a comprehensive Education Plan, and
  • Complete the Pathway Student Contract. Students must meet with the designated Pathway Counselor and Program Director at least once every semester,
  • complete the core classes,
  • strive to maintain a desirable 3.0 GPA or better,
  • participate in Pathway activities and
  • agree and adhere to the Student Rights and Responsibilities addressed in VVC Student Code of Conduct and the rules set forth above and below. Maintaining good academic standing and good moral character are critical to the success of each LAW scholar.


Pathway program enrollees may select and pursue any major offered at VVC. The program provides the student with special attention during their time at VVC to develop success skills as well as during the transfer and application process to the above undergraduate partner schools. Other benefits include mentoring, recognition as a LAW scholar, transcript distinction, waiver of application fees to the partner schools, and a solid foundational education designed to meet IGETC requirements. All students participating in the program must earn an Associate’s degree and meet all major requirements for transfer.


*** Participation in this program does not guarantee admission to any partner schools or schools of law. Entry to this program and its benefits do not obligate the student to choose one of the participating schools. Admittance to this program does NOT allow the student to offer legal advice unless and until the student successfully passes the California State Bar Exam and becomes a licensed attorney at law.