• “I chose to attend SJCL because of the return on investment. I researched bar passage rates and found that SJCL graduates were passing the bar at similar rates to students who graduated from schools that were 2 -3 times the cost of the tuition at SJCL."

    Richard Placido, CSU Stanislaus, Political Science

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  • “Among the many challenges of law school, financing my education is not one of them. Utilizing my GI-Bill has ensured that it's not. My military service has given me an invaluable toolset to achieve my career goals at SJCL.”

    Jason Trupkin, Veteran

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  • Michelle Vasquez

    “Being a student at San Joaquin College of Law has allowed me to successfully balance a full time job at a professional local law firm, while at the same time, being able to focus on studies."

    Michelle Vasquez, Fresno State, Criminology

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  • Law School 101 • Thurs., Feb. 23 • 7-9p +

    Our free informational monthly law school forum will help prospective students learn about law school, from courses offered to admission Read More
  • LSAT Night • Mon., March 6 • 7-9p +

    Join us for a free session on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) led by SJCL Dean Jan Pearson to Read More
  • Career Panel • Tues., April 4 • 7-9p +

    SJCL invites you to San Joaquin College of Law's Career Panel. Meet SJCL alumni in this free forum and discover Read More
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  • Robert M. Hirth (Law '96) +

    San Joaquin College of Law notes with sadness the passing of Bob Hirth on February 10, 2017. He is survived Read More
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  • Professors Jeffrey G. Purvis & Justin Atkinson 2/2/17 +

    Marcos Segura, a Central California Legal Services Staff Attorney specializing in housing, joins Professors Jeffrey G. Purvis and Justin Atkinson Read More
  • Bar Admissions Celebration +

    San Joaquin College of Law Barpassers admitted to the Bar on December 7th include (Front Row. L to R): Andrew Read More
  • So, Cite Me! +

    This synopsis of a recent student comment featured in the San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review is part of an ongoing Read More
  • SJCL Barpasser Champagne Toast Tradition +

    The traditional staircase shot! Front row: Caren Curtiss, Mao Lee, Sandra Garcia, and Skye Emery; Middle row: Nellie Peloian, Nichola Read More
  • O’Neill Drive Focuses on Bare Library +

    Kids dive into books collected for the 2015 O’Neill Drive for Pinedale and Temperance Kutner Elementary Schools. “The shelves are Read More
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  • Ben C. McGriff (Law ‘08) +

    Ben McGriff is now Assistant Chief Counsel for the State Contract Services Unit at State Compensation Insurance Fund’s Fresno Legal Department.  Read More
  • Karen J. Ray (Law '10) +

    Karen Ray is now a partner in the firm White Canepa LLP, where she will continue to focus on civil Read More
  • Jesse M. Molina (Law ’13) +

    Jesse Molina has been appointed to the University Advisory Board by Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro. Fresno State News Read More
  • Darren E. Van Doren (Law '04) +

    Darren Van Doren is a new Shareholder/Partner at Parker, Kern, Nard & Wenzel. In addition to his J.D., he has Read More
  • Travis R. Stokes (Law '02) +

    Travis Stokes has been named partner in what is now Doerksen Taylor Stokes LLP. Read More
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August 1 - November 30, 2016

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 $25,000+
Larry L. Hillblom Foundation
Terry Hillblom (’91)

Gifts of $2,500 - 4,999
John Loomis
Carlyn Robbins (Staff)
Hon. Nancy Cisneros (’80)
Donna Korotie (’85)

Gifts of $1,000 - 2,499
Michael Condry (’80)
Michael (’93) and Germaine Dias
Steven Spencer (Board)

Gifts of $500 - 999
William Hazen (’86)
Dowling Aaron Incorporated
Sierra IP Law, PC
Dias Law Firm, Inc.
Baradat & Paboojian, LLP
Karen Buck (’96)
Jennifer Morrison (’99)

Gifts of $250 - 499
Missy McKai Cartier (Staff)
Richard Cartier
Rose Safarian (Faculty)
Wells Fargo Foundation
Denise Cahill (’04)
Hon. Georgia York (’78)
William (’77) and Shirley Armbruster
Hon. Mark Cullers
Jackson Grode
Jason (Faculty) and Karen Hamm
Hon. K. Diane Lushbough (’88)
Dennis Marshall (’84)
John “Wes” Merritt
Janice Pearson (Dean)
James Witherow (’87)

Gifts of $100 - 249
James and Jeanne Demsey
Judith Hall (’91)
Sandra Indech (’99)
James Sanderson (’80)
Hon. Houry Sanderson (’87)
Victoria Denny (Staff)
Mary Rau (’91)
Business Journal
Steven Alfieris (’97)
Peter Cowper (’88)
Rhea Ikemiya (’09)
Joan Lassley
Hon. Rosemary McGuire (’94)
Sean McLeod (’00)
Debra Mosley (’00)
Hon. Ralph Putnam (’75)
Vernon Reynolds (’10)
Steven Salazar (’84)
John Shehadey (’81)
Nancy Silacci (’80)
Allen and Nancy (’96) Stegall
Roger Stewart
Dr. Vivian Vidoli
Bob (Board) and Nancy Whalen
Alicia Wrest (Faculty and ’10)
Thomas Zynda (’93)

Jared Nelson (Staff)
Mitchell & Associates Investigations
Adina Janzen (’85)
Ian Marty (’99)
Julia Mitchell
Diane Skouti (Staff)
Margaret Smith
Linda Kelly (’86)
Hon. David Kalemkarian
Jeannie Lewis (Staff)
Lourdes Espinosa (’93)

In-Kind Gifts
James Mugridge (Faculty and ’13)
Philip E. Tavlian (’80)