Welcome to the Pathway to Law School

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The Pathway to Law School program provides students with the academic foundation necessary for successful transfer and eventual entry to law school. Minimum Requirements: Students must either be enrolled in or have completed English 101 and Math 125 (or have been assessed as ready for English 101 and Math 125). In addition, a student must have and maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA (special consideration will be given for extenuating circumstances). 

At some point during their tenure at ELAC, students must also take Sociology 14, Math 227, English 103, Communication Studies 104, History 11 or 12, Political Science 1 as well as fulfill other requirements for transfer.

Is This Program for You?

ELAC is committed to providing its students with the skills and knowledge necessary for transfer to a four-year institution and beyond. For those students interested in a legal career, the Pathway will:

  • demystify law school with visits to law school classes, moot court competitions, bar events and scholarly presentations.
  • provide students with tutoring referrals, a designated counselor and a mentor who is an attorney.
  • provide students with opportunities to do internships and service learning.
  • provide students with opportunities to network with law students, attorneys, and one another.

This program is made possible by Christine Rodriguez, J.D., Founder and Emeritus Coordinator of the Pathway to Law School Program at East Los Angeles College.

How to Apply

To apply to the Pathway to Law School program, complete the application. Please be sure review the program requirements. Return the completed application and copy of transcripts to Dr. Kenneth Chaiprasert in F7-307. Or you can scan them and send them to him at lawpathway@elac.edu

For more information about the Pathway to Law School program, contact program coordinator Dr. Kenneth Chaiprasert, J.D., Ph.D., (323) 415-5466.

"Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice, and when they fail in this purpose, they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress."

— Martin Luther King, Jr.