ELAC: Pathway to Law School - Transfer Program

Dear Student,

Thank you for your interest in the Pathway to Law School Transfer Program at ELAC. The program is designed for students who are interested in or believe that they may be interested in a career in law. The thought of going to law school can be intimidating for some people and others may simply not be aware of the many different fields of law that one can practice. The Pathway to Law School will demystify law school and provide a broad exposure to the legal field. This is a transfer program with the goal of assisting students to transfer in a timely manner and to prepare them for eventual attendance at a law school. If there are any questions after reading the material below, please contact the Coordinator, Christine Rodriguez at (323) 265-8939 or via email at lawpathway@elac.edu.

The program qualifications are:

  • Be currently enrolled in, have taken or have been assessed into English 101.
  • Be currently enrolled in, have taken or have been assessed into Math 125.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (special consideration will be given for extenuating circumstances).
  • Have an interest in the law.
  • It is not necessary to major in any particular discipline. Any academic major is acceptable to law schools.

The application process is as follows:

  • Complete the application for entrance into the Pathway to Law School. (Be sure to include a copy of your unofficial transcript.)
  • Interview with the Coordinator of the program.
  • Agree to the terms of participation in the program as outlined below.
  • Students may apply to the program at any time, however students will only be admitted during the first three weeks of each semester.

If accepted into the program, the student must:

  • Meet regularly with the Coordinator and the designated Pathway counselor.
  • Participate in the Law Pathway Club.
  • Participate in the visits to law schools, bar functions and other Pathway activities.
  • Participate in the group activity at the end of each semester.