For the Love of Law: Meet SJCL Students Jeff & Jennifer Wharton

With all love in the air this month, we decided to share the story of SJCL students Jeff and Jennifer Wharton, a married couple navigating their way through law school together. Learn more about how they both decided going to law school was the right choice for them, what advice they have for dating and how they make their relationship a priority even during the stressful times.


Judge Brian Alvarez (L) shared his experience as a Veteran earning his law degree with KSEE's Alex Delgado (C) and SJCL Staff member Francisco "Javier" Rosas (R) on the Central Valley Today Show.

Meet SJCL Alumnus & Veteran Brian Alvarez

Meet Judge Brian Alvarez, SJCL alumni, Fresno County Superior Court Judge, and U.S. Air Force veteran at the upcoming Veterans to Law School Forum. He will share how his military career helped prepare him for his life in law.


Bobby Shakoory

Meet SJCL Adjunct Faculty Babak “Bobby” Shakoory

Meet Bobby Shakoory, a San Joaquin College of Law adjunct faculty and in-house counsel for the Granville family of companies, including Granville Homes. The youngest in his class, he received his first law degree when he was 20 years old and moved to the United States when he was 30.

Learn more about Professor Shakoory, why his love for the law began at an early age and how his past professors and mentors have inspired him to give back to future SJCL graduates and lawyers!


William Parry

Meet SJCL Alumnus William Parry

Meet William Parry, a San Joaquin College of Law alumni and the only exclusively criminal defense lawyer in Kings County. As a Central Valley native, he chose to practice in his community and felt prepared to start his legal career after graduating from SJCL.

Learn more about William, how law school friendships helped him de-stress and why he believes a law school degree is worth every penny!


Justin Atikinson

Meet SJCL Academic Dean Justin Atkinson

Meet Justin Atkinson, Academic Dean for San Joaquin College of Law (SJCL). Like many legal professionals in our community, he enjoys helping law students achieve their goals and realize how far a law degree can take them.

Learn more about Justin, how proud he is of his students to persevere through tough times and why he enjoys playing to the beat of his own drums in his spare time!


Henry Campa

Meet SJCL Alumnus Henry Campa

Meet Henry Campa (Law ’11), Founder of the California Justice League and a San Joaquin College of Law alumni. As a passionate public defender, his upbringing has allowed him to connect with his clients on a deeper level and successfully represent them in court.

Learn more about Henry, why he approached law school as a personal challenge and why transferring to SJCL from another law school was one of the best decisions he’s ever made.


The Law School Experience in the Words of our Students

Going to law school is a journey unlike any other. From learning new ways of thinking to forming lifelong friendships, law school offers a rewarding experience you won’t get anywhere else.

But don’t take our word for it. Four of our current students recently spoke at our Law School 101 Forum and gave their best advice for success during law school and valuable insight on what you can expect.


Alicia Diaz Wrest

Meet Alumna Alicia Diaz Wrest, Law Library Director

Like many law school students, Alicia worked hard and followed her dream of becoming a lawyer and helping her community.

Learn more about Alicia, how SJCL helped prepare her for life after the bar exam and why she encourages people to take the first step towards enrolling in law school.


Speakers at the Career Panel (L-R) Jonathan O. Peña (Law '10), Sally Moreno (Law '95), Dean Janice Pearson, Lazaro Salazar (Law '03), Brandon M. Collet (Law '09), and Rene Sample (Law '88).

Top Five Helpful Takeaways from our 2017 Career Panel

It’s no secret how committed we are to help people to and through their law school journey. As the only accredited law school within a 120-mile radius, we wanted to give potential students the opportunity to hear from five of our alumni about some of their challenges during law school, best advice after graduation and much more!


Warren Paboojian

Paboojian Named Trial Lawyer of the Year

The CAL-ABOTA Board of Directors has selected Warren Paboojian (Law ’85) as the 2017 Trial Lawyer of the Year.


Speakers Panel at the Veterans to Law School Forum, Clovis Veterans Memorial District (CVMD). (L-R) Lorenzo Rios, CVMD Chief Operating Officer, Gary Caine, The Caine Law Firm, John Miser, Focus Vision Worldwide Inc., Jan Pearson, Dean, Sally Moreno, Senior Deputy District Attorney, Monique Taylor (2L), and Jason Trupkin (3L).

Military Service is a Great Start for a Law Career

Veterans, attorneys, and current law students came together to discuss the compatibility of military experience and law school at the recent Veterans to Law School Forum presented by the Clovis Veterans Memorial District and San Joaquin College of Law.



Meet Staff Member Francisco "Javier" Rosas

Meet Francisco "Javier" Rosas, Admissions Counselor for San Joaquin College of Law (SJCL). As a first-generation college student, he struggled to navigate the college system and soon realized he wanted to help others who dealt with the same issues.

Our free informational monthly law forum will help prospective students learn about law school, from courses offered to admission requirements. The first hour is a presentation about the law school followed by the opportunity to meet a panel of currently enrolled students. Find out what law school is like, the amount of work involved, and if SJCL and a career in law is right for you.

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