• Yao Vang

    “As a Hmong immigrant arriving from Laos, I had to adapt to a completely new language and culture. If you are a first-generation college student like me, I encourage you to pursue your education at SJCL."

    Yao Vang, Political Science, UC Merced

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  • Yao Vang

    “As a Hmong immigrant arriving from Laos, I had to adapt to a completely new language and culture. If you are a first-generation college student like me, I encourage you to pursue your education at SJCL."

    Yao Vang, Political Science, UC Merced

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  • Of the incoming Fall 2018 class,
    64%
    self-identify as a
    First-Generation College Student

    San Joaquin College of Law is committed to supporting and empowering first-generation college students.

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  • Fabian Perez

    “Coming from Mexico, with English as my second language, and a first-generation college student, law school hasn’t been easy for me. However, deciding to attend is the best decision I’ve made. Don’t let fear stop you."

    Fabian Perez, Political Science, Fresno State

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SJCL Blog

In-depth interviews with alumni, faculty, and staff of San Joaquin College of Law.

  • Meet New American Legal Clinic’s Staff Attorney Jaspreet Klar +

    Meet New American Legal Clinic’s Staff Attorney Jaspreet Klar Meet Jaspreet Klar, a UCLA and Southwestern Law School graduate and our New American Legal Clinic’s Staff Attorney. After several years of working with the County of Fresno, she is excited to join the SJCL community and make an impact representing some of the Central Valley’s most vulnerable residents. Learn more about Jaspreet and find out why she decided to step up to the plate and help people in their immigration matters. Read More
  • Dressing for Success: Meet 3L Adam Awad +

    Dressing for Success: Meet 3L Adam Awad Meet Adam Awad, a third year student at San Joaquin College of Law and Pre-Law major from Fresno Pacific University. From a young age, he knew he wanted to become a defense attorney one day and help the people in his community who needed it most. Find out why Adam doesn’t look at the big picture when it comes to balancing work and school, how he became a Certified Law Student and why you’ll always see him wearing a suit and tie. Read More
  • It Was Never About the Books: Libraries as Information Nexuses +

    It Was Never About the Books: Libraries as Information Nexuses It was never about the books; it was always about information. That is the hidden truth of all libraries. When the first Sumerians took up styli and began to engrave cuneiform on clay tablets, the library was born. Granted, it was not as we think of a library today. Read More
  • Meet New American Legal Clinic Director Linda Barreto +

    Meet New American Legal Clinic Director Linda Barreto Meet Linda Barreto, a San Joaquin College of Law alumnae (Law ‘14), UC Merced graduate and our New American Legal Clinic Director. After taking her first case to court as a college sophomore, she decided to pursue her law degree and discovered her passion for helping people become U.S. citizens while she was in law school. Read More
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News

Good things happening in the SJCL community.

  • A Golden Graduation +

    The Honorable Oliver Wanger delivered the commencement address. A Golden GraduationAs it celebrates its 50th year, the 46th Graduating Class Read More
  • Welcome New Colleagues! +

    Ten Bar Passers took their oaths as Officers of the Court at the 5th District Court of Appeal on June Read More
  • SJCL Toasts 13 February Barpassers +

    The February Barpassers pose for the traditional staircase shot. Back row (L to R): Kyle Zimmer, Nicolas Urgesi, Jorge Gallegos Read More
  • SJCL Adds 51st Bench Officer +

    For the third time in just 18 months, a San Joaquin College of Law Alumni has been added to the Read More
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On the Move

The latest career changes.

  • J. Brent Richardson (Law ‘01) +

    Brent Richardson has opened the Law Office of J. Brent Richardson, specializing in consumer protection law.
  • Satnam “Sam” Brar (Law ’12) and Bryan C. Doss (Law ’07) +

    Sam Brar and Bryan Doss have opened the Law Office of Doss & Brar, LLP, specializing in Workers’ Compensation Defense.
  • Andrea M. Chapman (Law ’17) +

    Andrea Chapman is now an Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Niklas K. Hugosson.
  • James “Preston” Castleman (Law ’18) +

    Preston Castleman is now an Associate Attorney at the Farley Law Firm.
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In Memoriam
  • David F. Rendahl (Law ’95) +

    San Joaquin College of Law notes with sadness the passing of David F. Rendahl (Law ’95) on July 6, 2019. According to his brother, Roy, his memorial service will be at 11a.m. on Saturday, August 17, at Christ Lutheran Church in Visalia with a reception to follow in the church
  • Karin Ruth Hunter (Law ’96) +

    San Joaquin College of Law notes with sadness the passing of Karin Hunter on January 18, 2019.
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Alumni a Day

Celebrating an SJCL Alumni a Day Through 2019

  • Alexandria (Alex) De La Fuente - Class of 2015 - Nuttall Coleman & Drandell

    Alexandria (Alex) De La Fuente - Class of 2015 - Nuttall Coleman & Drandell

    Alex worked in the apparel industry in L.A. for a few years, but felt she was not really doing anything to help people, so she enrolled in law school. During law school, her passion for criminal defense was born. She clerked for the Fresno County Public Defender, the Sawl Law Group, and Robert Wynne, then with Margarita Martinez-Baly while awaiting bar results. As a lawyer, she worked first with the Public Defender and now with Nuttall Coleman & Drandell doing criminal defense. As to law school, she remembers hiding in classrooms with her study buddies - studying, eating snacks, and writing practice exams. She also remembers taking her dog, Wilma, for long walks during law school as a way to relieve stress.

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Events

Opportunities to get involved.

  • Veterans to Law School Thurs., Nov. 7 6:30 +

    Clovis Veterans memorial District and San Joaquin College of law have joined forces to bring together a panel of Veterans who are current law school Read More
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Careers

Obtain your legal education in a region where the job market for attorneys is expanding.

  • Civil Litigation Associate - Emerson Church Law (Fresno) +

    Five lawyer firm seeks experienced litigation associate. Position requires case management skills for varying type, complexity and size cases, start Read More
  • Staff Attorney for Housing Team - Central California Legal Services (Fresno) +

    Central California Legal Services provides high quality legal services to indigent residents across six counties in California’s central San Joaquin Read More
  • Immigration Staff Attorney - Central California Legal Services (Fresno) +

    Central California Legal Services provides high quality legal services to indigent residents across six counties in California’s central San Joaquin Read More
  • Associate Attorney - Beech Law Firm, P.C. (Fresno) +

    Seeking Associate for Immigration Law position; bar admission required; Spanish and English fluency required. Full time position. Please fax resume Read More
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