San Luis Obispo College of Law’s mission is to provide a quality legal education in a community law school setting with graduates who are dedicated to professional excellence, integrity, and community service.

San Luis Obispo College of Law is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California to offer three law degree programs.

The Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)

  • The Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree is a three-to-four year (90 unit) traditional U.S. graduate law degree program designed for individuals who wish to be licensed as a California attorney.

The LL.M in International Law (LL.M)

  • The LL.M in International Law (LL.M) degree program is a one-year (24 unit) advanced graduate law degree for individuals who have already completed their first degree in law.  It is available for qualified U.S. and International law school graduates who wish to study International law and policy.

The Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.)

  • The Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) is a two-year (36 unit) graduate degree program for individuals who do wish to study American law, but who do not intend to prepare for the California State Bar Exam.

J.D. and Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) degree programs

  • Upon successful completion of the 90-unit program, the student is granted both the J.D. and M.L.S. degrees. Completion of the J.D./M.L.S. program requires successful completion of the program requirements of BOTH the M.L.S. degree and the JD degree. Students should carefully review the separate program requirements of both degrees prior to electing to concurrently enroll in the J.D./M.L.S. program.

San Luis Obispo College of Law offers serious, highly motivated students the opportunity to seek a career change, re-enter the workforce, or advance their current professional career by obtaining a legal education. Most of the students at San Luis Obispo College of Law work while attending law school in the evenings.   Courses are taught by practicing lawyers and judges who emphasize training in legal skills and professional responsibility.  Internships and collaborative clinical programs in Family Law, Legal Line, and Mediation provide students with hands on practical experience.  Our professors are knowledgeable in legal theory and practice.  Small classes allow students the opportunity to get to know faculty and to build long-lasting professional networks with their fellow students.

Monterey College of Law – Photo by Nicole Barkis

Monterey College of Law was founded more than forty years ago to serve the communities of the California central coast.  San Luis Obispo College of Law continues to succeed in that mission.  Our alumni are community leaders, judges, lawyers and business professionals representing the broad spectrum of individuals, organizations and industries that define the region.

2018-2019 Board of Trustees
MCL, SLOCL, and KCCL

 

OFFICERS/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Douglas McKnight, Chair – General Manager (Retired), KAZU Radio
Dinah Sapia, Immediate Past Chair – Attorney, Private Practice, Santa Cruz
Clark Savage, Treasurer – CPA, Savage and Lucido Accountants
Leslie Cooley, Secretary – Professor Emerita, School of Psychology, Sacramento State
Charles McKee, Chair Elect – Attorney, County Counsel, Monterey County

BOARD EMERITUS

Bill Daniels – Attorney, Private Practice, Monterey
Hon. Ralph Drummond – Deceased
Hon. Richard Silver – Arbitrator and Mediator, JAMS
Michelle Welsh – Attorney, Private Practice, Pacific Grove

ADDITIONAL TRUSTEES

Patricia Andreen – Former Campus Dean of SLOCL-Attorney (Ret.)
Philip Candreva – Senior Lecturer of Budgeting and Public Policy, Naval Post Graduate School
Kate Daniels – Chief of Staff, Supervisor Mary Adams
Fred Herro – Attorney, Private Practice, Monterey
Jeff Jackson – Sr. VP, Tanumura and Antle
Jeanine Kraybill – Asst. Professor, Pre-Law Advosor, C.S.U., Bakersfield
Andrew Liu – Judge, Monterey County Superior Court
Kellie Morgantini – Executive Director, Legal Services for Seniors
Ian Oglesby – Mayor, City of Seaside
Maribel Penaloza – Public Defender’s Office, Monterey County
Seth Pollack – Professor and Director of Service Learning, CSU Monterey Bay
Sarah Cavassa, Faculty Rep. MCL – Attorney, Private Practice, Monterey
Teresa Goldner, Faculty Rep. KCCL — Attorney, Private Practice, Bakersfield
Stephen Wagner, Faculty Rep. SLOCL — Attorney, Private Practice, San Luis Obispo

SLOCL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Jan Howell Marx, Campus Dean & Chair
Attorney Raymond Allen
Patricia Andreen, Former Campus Dean
Dan Dow, District Attorney
Ron Den Otter, Phd Cal Poly Professor
Attorney Micheal Dewitt
Attorney Crystal Forsher
Attorney Jacqueline Frederick
Barbara George, Cuesta College Trustee
Hon. Douglas Hilton (Ret.)
Attorney Amy Kardel
Attorney Angie King
Attorney Abby Lassen
Attorney Sharon Lizardo, SLOCL Faculty
Mediator Ray Mattison
Attorney Bill Powell
Paralegal Ellen Sheffer
Attorney Jeff Stein


Staff

Mitchel Winick
President and Dean
mwinick@slolaw.org
831-582-4000 ext. 1015

 

Wendy LaRiviere
Assoc. Dean of Admissions
wlariviere@slolaw.org
831-582-4000 ext. 1012

 

Jan Howell Marx
Campus Dean
jmarx@slolaw.org
805-439-4096 ext. 2015

 

Sharon L. Lizardo
Academic Dean
slizardo@slolaw.org
805-439-4096

 

Dena Jones
Campus Administrator
djones@slolaw.org
805-439-4096 ext 2044