Santa Monica College's Law Pathway program fosters the skills needed to excel in a legal career. The Law Pathway program is designed to help SMC's traditionally underrepresented students that are interested in a legal career in becoming competitive applicants to law school.
SMC 2+2+3 Plan
First 2 Years
Ideally, Law Pathway students will complete their general education and major prep at SMC over approximately two years, preparing to transfer (in any major). During this time, Pathway students will receive:
Transfer to any accredited undergraduate UC/CSU/Private institution to complete a bachelor's degree in any major.
Application with priority admissions review at any of the six participating law schools:
Interested in Becoming a Law Pathway Student?
Law Pathway Program in the News
The SMC Law Pathway Program was Featured in the Community College Daily publication!
On the pathway to (law) success (PDF version of the pathway to success)