Make a difference with a law degree from SJCL.

Make a difference with a law degree from SJCL.

Firas A. Jaber, Business Administration, Fresno State

“I immigrated from Jerusalem with 12 siblings when I was three years old. Throughout my childhood, I watched my father who had $500 to his name when he arrived in America develop small businesses. Many times he needed to hire attorneys which we could not afford. I decided to go to law school to help my family.”

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SJCL has strong ties to the Valley.

SJCL has strong ties to the Valley.

Dushawn M. Johnson, Business Administration

"I chose SJCL because it allowed me to stay local and make connections in the close knit yet growing legal community of Fresno, where I plan to practice."

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Hugh Goodwin Bar Scholarship

Hugh Goodwin Bar Scholarship

$9,000 in Tuition

The Hugh Goodwin Bar Association and San Joaquin College of Law are proud to announce the new Hugh Goodwin Bar Scholarship in the amount of $9,000 towards the first year of law school.

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SJCL Fosters Collaboration

SJCL Fosters Collaboration

Henry Campa Jr., Criminal Defense Attorney

“The level of collaboration that I felt as a student has directly extended to my legal career as an Attorney. SJCL alumni, regardless of the year of graduation, continue to help and support one another to succeed as professionals.”

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Being an immigrant gave me firsthand experience of difficulties in the immigration process.

Being an immigrant gave me firsthand experience of difficulties in the immigration process.

Tanvir Joshi, Bachelor of Arts in Law

"I always wanted to help people from diverse cultures to understand difficult immigration processes.And now working at NALC clinic started by SJCL, and providing free legal help is like a dream come true."

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The Graduates of SJCL

The Graduates of SJCL

SJCL graduates have distinguished themselves professionally. Among them are judges and court commissioners, the Fresno, Tulare, and Madera County District Attorneys, the California Health and Human Services Secretary, the Fresno County Clerk, the former Deputy Director of the California Environmental Protection Agency, and practitioners in every area of public and private service.

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SJCL provides me with the essential fortitude that I need to enrich myself both personally and professionally.

SJCL provides me with the essential fortitude that I need to enrich myself both personally and professionally.

Cinderela Co, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

"With a dedicated faculty and staff serving as the student’s foundation, anybody with a genuine determination in pursuit of a legal career will be able to live up to the reputation they ultimately desire."

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SJCL graduates are well equipped to be successful taking the California Bar Exam.

SJCL graduates are well equipped to be successful taking the California Bar Exam.

Brittany Hines, CSU Stanislaus, Political Science

“I chose to attend SJCL because it’s closer to home, more affordable than other law schools in the state and SJCL students have a high success rate for passing the bar exam.”

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SJCL truly cares about each and every student.

SJCL truly cares about each and every student.

Whitney Northington, Bachelors in Ag Science, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

""SJCL gave me the ability to obtain an affordable, yet quality legal education. The administration and faculty go above and beyond to ensure students have what they need to be successful."

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Reach your greatest potential at San Joaquin College of Law.

Reach your greatest potential at San Joaquin College of Law.

Roshana Shirzad, Bachelors in Criminology, Fresno State

“My will to succeed is supported by the professors of SJCL and their desire to help every student reach their greatest potential."

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SJCL graduates are well equipped to be successful taking the California Bar Exam.

SJCL graduates are well equipped to be successful taking the California Bar Exam.

Brittany Hines, CSU Stanislaus, Political Science

“I chose to attend SJCL because it’s closer to home, more affordable than other law schools in the state and SJCL students have a high success rate for passing the bar exam.”

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Donor Honor Roll

San Joaquin College of Law thanks the following individuals and organizations for their gifts. Their generosity helps SJCL deliver an outstanding academic program to students.

August 1, 2014 – July 31, 2015

San Joaquin College of Law thanks the following individuals and organizations for their gifts.Their generosity helps SJCL deliver an outstanding academic program to students.

Gifts of $50,000-99,999
Granville Homes

Gifts of $10,000-24,999
The Borba Families
Derek J. Borba
Mark Borba
Ross Borba Jr. (Board)

Gifts of $5,000-9,999
Central California Bankruptcy Association
Michael Condry (’80)
The Bertha and John Garabedian Charitable Foundation
Darryl Freedman (’93)
Donna Korotie (’85)
Charles M. Palmer (’13)
Charles W. Palmer Family Foundation
Leon S. Peters Foundation
Kimberly R. Sweidy (’85)

Gifts of $2,500-4,999
Missy McKai Cartier (Staff)
Richard Cartier (Faculty)
Michael (’93) and Germaine Dias
Educational Employees Credit Union
John E. Loomis (Board)
SJCL Alumni Association
Christopher Watters (’07)
Richard and Diane Watters

Gifts of $1,000-2,499
American Board of Trial Advocates-San Joaquin Valley Chapter
Randolph Ataide (’86)
Hal, Debora, and Gracie Bolen Charitable Foundation
Hon. Nancy Cisneros (’80)
Deborah Coe Hood (Board and ’91)
Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
Dias Law Firm, Inc.
Gregory O. Dias, Jr.
Michael L. Elder (’05)
Fresno Regional Foundation
Craig Fry (’00)
John Garland (’84)
Jeffrey Hammerschmidt
Lance Hennesay (’99)
H. Ty Kharazi (’96)
Hon. W. Richard (’85) and Kim Lee
McCormick Barstow, LLP
Mark Miller
Janice Pearson (Dean)
Robert (Tax ’87) and Kathryn Price
Purvis and Elder, LLP
Quinlan, Kershaw & Fanucchi
Peter Rooney (Faculty)
Rose Safarian (Faculty)
Steven Spencer (Board)
Sierra IP Law, PC
SJCL Student Bar Association
Soroptimist International of Clovis
Regina Tanner (’95)
Melissa White (Board and ’96)
James Witherow (’87)
Yarra, Kharazi & Clason
Nick Zinkin (Board and ’01)

Gifts of $500 – 999
Baker, Peterson & Franklin
Hon. Jose (’79) and Mrs. Carol Banuelos
Geraldine Brown (’79)
Julia Brungess (’82)
Michel Bryant (’91)
Denise Cahill (’04)
Campagne, Campagne & Lerner
Thomas Campagne (’75)
Leah Cole (’92)
Clinton Cummins (’90)
Dowling Aaron Inc.
Judith Hall (’91)
William Hazen (’86)
Ronald Henderson (’80)
Marlene Hubbell (’92)
Sandra McIntyre (’99)
Todd Meek (’88)
John “Wes” Merritt
Hon. Robert Oliver (Board)
Warren Paboojian (’85)
Carlyn Robbins (Staff)
Eduardo Ruiz (’95)
Hon. Nancy Smith (’80)
Lisa Sondergaard Smittcamp (Board and ’95)
Hon. Barbara St. Louis (’80)
Rajinder Sungu (’12)
Dennis Veeh (Board)
Judith Ward (’74)
Kasi Welte (Staff)
Robert G. Williams (’75)

Gifts of $250 – 499
Anonymous
Hon. Gary Austin (’76)
Mark Blum (’92)
Hon. Jane Cardoza (Board)
Jennell Casillas and David Ibarra (’10)
Lisa Cutts (’11)
James Demsey
Zipporah Dillon (’99)
Katherine Donovan
Joanna Ebner (’05)
Kevin Gunner (’86)
James and Coke Hallowell
Katherine Hart (‘77)
Paul Hinkly (’78)
Ellen Jahn (’88)
Walter Johnsen (’74)
Loss Protection
Investigations, Inc.
K. Diane Lushbough (’88)
Dianna (’01) and Cyrus Madison
Doris Manock
John Mesrobian (’79)
Jennifer Morrison (’99)
Lisa Nilmeier (Staff)
Beth Pitcock (Staff)
Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc.
Vernon Reynolds (’10)
Ruiz Law Offices
Eduardo Ruiz (’95)
Margaret (’93) and Howard Shainberg
SJCL Law Students United in Tolerance
Dr. Vivian Vidoli
Howard Watkins
Weakley & Arendt, LLP
James Weakley (’78)
Wells Fargo Foundation
Sara Widener-Brightwell (’94)
Jane Woodcock (’92)
Hon. Georgia York (’78)
DeWayne Zinkin

Gifts of $249 – 100
Dede Agrava (’07)
David Alderson (’94)
Anonymous
Gregory Antognoli (’95)
William (’77) and Shirley Armbruster
Baker, Manock & Jensen
Harry Brown (’87)
Gary Brunsvik (’00)
Rich Caglia (Board and ’99)
Gary Caine (’12)
Erica Camarena (’02)
Rachel Cartier (’11)
Childs Law Group
Erin Childs (’02)
Fran Christiansen (’79)
Peter Cowper (’88)
Victoria Denny (Staff)
D. Greg Durbin (Board)
Gerald Farrington (’80)
Fletcher & Fogderude
Eric Fogderude
Sherrie Flynn (’05)
Marina Gonzales-Sorlie (’93)
Douglas Haas (’82)
Jason Hamm
Timothy Hart (’83)
Helon & Manfredo
Marvin Helon (’78)
Rhea Ikemiya (’09)
Kathi Kesselman (’78)
Traci Kirkorian (’97)
Samuel Kyllo (’97)
Mary Lane (’88)
Joan Lassley
Pahoua Lor (’08)
Madison Family Trust
Dr. David Margolin (’11)
Kathleen McKenna (’99)
Gerald McMenamin, Ph.D
Anthony Mendes (Board)
Gina Miller (’04)
Mitchell & Associates Investigations
Julia Mitchell
Carol Moses (’92)
Debra Mosley (’00)
James Mugridge (’13)
Jared Nelson (Staff)
Alex Pilibos (’80)
W. Scott Quinlan (’81)
Russell Ryan
Sentry Insurance
Foundation, Inc.
John Shehadey (’81)
Nancy Silacci (’80)
Michael Slater (’06)
Nancy Stegall (’96)
Malcolm Stewart (’77)
Roger Stewart
John Suhr (’78)
Sunnyside Square
Investments, Inc.
Jim Trevino (’99)
Bob Whalen (Board)
Roger Wilson (’97)
Alicia Wrest (’10)
Stephen Wright (’96)
Debora Yakovetic (Staff)
Thomas Zynda (’93)

Other
Shantelle Andrews-Margason (’07)
Jaskarn Atwal (’06)
Deborah Boyett (’01)
David Camenson
Courtney Caron (’07)
Phillip Cline (’78)
Sofian Dawood (’04)
Ambra Dorsey (’08)
Joby Dupuis (’85)
Dorlie Goodger
Louis Gunther
Brande Gustafson (’09)
Christina Hathaway (’07)
Maureen Hayes
Hon. Gary Hoff
Travis Ishikawa (’12)
Raymond Isleib (’08)
Hon. David Kalemkarian
Linda Kelly (’86)
Anne Kinzel (’87)
Stefanie Krause (’00)
Jeannie Lewis (Staff)
Kathleen Meredith
Hon. Rosendo Pena, Jr.
Hon. Houry Sanderson (’87)
James Sanderson (’80)
Patricia Smith (Staff)
Dennis Speer (’94)
Phillip Tavlian (’80)
Desiree Terronez (’07)
Jill Waller-Randles (Staff)
Peter Wasemiller (’82)
Gwen Watt
Brent Woodward (’04)

Donation of Books to the Library
Robert Durbrow, Jr.
Miles, Sears & Eanni
Philip Tavlian (’80)

In-Kind Gifts
Rich Caglia (’99 and Board)
Cru Winery
Lisa Nilmeier (Staff)
Steven Spencer

 

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