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Why Monterey College of Law?
Monterey College of Law is a respected evening law school program accredited by the State Bar of California Committee of Bar Examiners. We offer two locations for starting your law school program: our main campus in Seaside, California and our first-year program in Santa Cruz, California. In addition to the traditional J.D. Degree program, we offer a two-year Master of Legal Studies degree and an advanced LL.M degree in International Law.
First Law School to go 100% iPad and receive Platinum LEED Certification
When you enroll at MCL, you will join the first law school in the U.S. to go “100% iPad”. In 2010, MCL initiated a program to provide all of our students, faculty, and staff with iPads. As part of this unique program, we are working with BarBri, the nation’s largest bar review program, to integrate additional academic support resources and early bar exam preparation into the MCL program. MCL is also the first law school in the U.S. to earn the prestigious Platinum LEED Certification for our Community Justice Center. Platinum LEED is the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest certification for environmentally sustainable building design and engineering.
Guaranteed Tuition Rate through Degree Completion
Monterey College of Law also believes that it is the only law school in California that has a policy of protecting students from tuition increases during their course of study. As long as you remain continuously enrolled in good academic standing at Monterey College of Law, your per unit tuition rate will not increase.
Select between two locations for First Year Law School Program
Monterey College of Law provides entering students with the choice of starting law school at its main campus in Seaside, California or its first-year program held in Santa Cruz, California. Both first-year programs offer the same curriculum and are taught by members of the MCL law faculty. Upon completion of the first-year (Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters), the two sections are combined and all remaining classes are held at the main campus in Seaside. The qualifications, deadlines, and admissions process for the Seaside and Santa Cruz first-year programs are the same.
First-Year Applicant Qualifications
Monterey College of Law seeks applicants with a solid academic record, a satisfactory score on the Law School Admission Test, and a strong desire to study law. We believe that our program is enriched by students who represent the broad diversity of our community.
- Age range from 20’s to 60’s;
- Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors or Associates) or successful completion of at least 60 units of college credit in an academic (non-vocational) program;
- Work experience and/or a strong academic record; and
- A strong desire to study law.
Our goal is to identify candidates for admission who display the character and skills necessary to succeed as law students . . . and ultimately as law graduates.
Monterey College of Law admits students without regard to race, age, sex, creed, color, physical handicap, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, national or ethnic origin.
If you have questions about your qualifications or the process for applying to law school, contact Dean of Admissions Wendy LaRiviere at 831-582-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to contact the College of Law during the administrative office hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
We look forward to hearing from you.