More than 60 students registered for the inaugural Careers in Law Day held at Cal State San Bernardino on Nov. 18 where they learned from lawyers including CSUSB alumni about career options, internships, admission to law school and life as a law school student.

The Careers in Law Day focused on CSUSB students, community college transfers and high school students as part of the university’s commitment to offering a pre-law curriculum and support programs, including law school advising, and to admissions pathways for diverse students transferring from the community college partners as a member of the Cal LAW Pathways program.

California Leadership-Access-Workforce (Cal LAW) was established in 2015 under the leadership of the State Bar of California’s Council on Access and Fairness (COAF) and with support from the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) to provide a clear educational pipeline for diverse students from high schools, community colleges, and four-year institutions into law schools or law-related careers.

In support of this goal, Cal LAW provides the foundational structure that connects, communicates, collaborates and coordinates the programs essential to the educational pipeline for the students we serve.

The panel sessions also included a talk on “Social Justice in the Law.”

CSUSB joined the Cal LAW Pathways program via a memorandum of understanding in February 2022. The university joined other institutions in the Inland Empire that includes Victor Valley College, Riverside City College, Chaffey College, J.W. North High School (Riverside Unified School District) and Valley View High School (Moreno Valley Unified School District).

For more information visit the CSUSB Outreach & Student Recruitment page.