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Law Enforcement Partnership Program

Irvine College of Law recognizes the dedication and significant contributions made by those who make law enforcement a career.  In recognition, the law school has, for years, provided those working for law enforcement agencies (Sheriff’s Offices, local police departments, District Attorneys’ Offices and Public Defenders) an even more affordable pathway to become a licensed attorney in California.  Irvine College of Law is proud of its graduates who were working full-time in law enforcement while earning their J.D. degrees and who, today, are now practicing law.  One such graduate is now a member of Irvine College of Law’s faculty.

The support Irvine College of Law offers is what is most helpful; a significant discount in tuition paid by those working full-time in law enforcement.  Those deemed eligible receive up to 50% discount on all tuition and related fees from the initial admission process, through subsequent enrollment in the Irvine College of Law J.D. program and eventually through graduation.

Through its partnership with those in law enforcement, the law school enrollment currently has several students from various state and local law enforcement agencies.  Current and past students were, or are currently, employed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Probation Department, City of Irvine Police Department, among others.

If you are currently employed by a federal, state, county, or local law enforcement agency, please contact us to discuss Irvine College of Law’s Law Enforcement Partnership Program. 

All applicants applying under this Program must also meet all Irvine College of Law admissions requirements and eligibility requirements set by the State Bar for the study of law and admission to practice law in California as a licensed attorney.

Info Session 9-28-23


Thursday, September 28, 2023 | 12:00 AM to 1:30 PM

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Gordon Smearer, Esq.,
Alumnus, Irvine College of Law

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Join Us For Our Information Session For The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department

ICOL offers law enforcement personnel an effective and affordable pathway to California’s legal profession. By offering evening and weekend classes, ICOL’ s JD program is compatible with the demands of those committed to public safety.

Why Attend ICOL?
■ Currently employed law enforcement personnel receive 50% tuition discount
■ Tuition discount may also extend to qualifying family members
■ Online course curriculum & academic support
■ No LSAT required
■ Program designed to be completed within four years of part-time study

While attending law school part-time is not the ideal way to attain your law degree, it is, nonetheless, a great solution for those students that have existing careers and other obligations. Prepare yourself for the intense academic challenge but enter with the knowledge that you can do this. Take advantage of the resources available to you, including the support of Irvine College of Law’s outstanding faculty. They want to make sure you succeed, and you owe it to yourself to let them help you achieve your goals.

– Ken Yueng, LAPD Detective