Different in the Right Ways
Drivon School of Law offers a professional program of education leading to a Juris Doctor degree for students with varying backgrounds and experiences and prepares students for the California Bar examination and the practice of law. Our goal is to educate motivated and determined students who desire a practical academic program. Our law program is designed specifically for busy adults – that’s why we offer our courses online, evenings, and in hybrid formats.
Our professors are experts in their fields – judges, attorneys, investigators, and other specialists. Our professors understand what real-world experience to incorporate into the classroom. Because we keep our classes small – five to twenty students – you get the guidance and support you need to succeed.
The pace of our quarter system makes it easier to juggle the demands of life with each quarter lasting only 11 weeks. All the courses are clearly organized so you know what you need to do each week.
You can start the Juris Doctor program at the start of three terms. Our quarters begin early October, January, and July. The application process is easy, and counselors are available walk you through the financial aid process.
Students in our
• Demonstrate an understanding of substantive legal rules and doctrine
• Conduct effective legal research
• Demonstrate honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, empathy, civility, and cultural competence.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
• Use legal rules and doctrine to analyze legal issues
• Demonstrate an understanding of the Rules of Professional Conduct
Meet Our Faculty
Mr. Wellenbrock received his Bachelors degree from University of the Pacific and J.D. from Drivon School of Law. He was a former public defender, deputy district attorney and has been a longtime law professor in our law program.
Lawrence L. Giventer is Professor Emeritus (retired) of Political Science and Public Administration at California State University, Stanislaus. He is the author of Governing California (fourth edition, McGraw-Hill, 2015) and Statistical Analysis for Public Administration (second edition, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2008). Giventer joined CSU Stanislaus in 1975 and founded the university’s nationally accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, which he directed for twenty years. He has served as department chairperson, Speaker of the Faculty, consultant and advisory committee chair for state and local government agencies, book reviewer, and accreditation site-visitor. Holding degrees from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (BSME, 1967), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MS, 1968), and University of Pittsburgh (PhD, 1977), Giventer has been called upon as a political analyst by radio, television, print, and Internet media. He continues to be active in nonprofit public service organizations as well as maintaining a research, writing, and presentation agenda in American government
Greg Aghazarian leads the Governmental Advocacy practice for the law firm of Beattie & Aghazarian, LLP, working with clients to successfully traverse the challenging landscape of California government at all levels. He is a former California State Assembly Member, representing the 26th District, including San Joaquin and Stanislaus County. During his tenure in the State Assembly from 2002-2008, he served as the Minority Caucus Chair, Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee, and Vice Chair of the Committees on Public Safety, Health, and Environmental Safety. Further, Aghazarian is the recipient of Legislator of the Year awards from the American Electronics Association, the California Optometric Association, Crime Victims United, and the California Association for Health Care Services at Home. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (B.S. 1986) and the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D. 1993).
Why Choose Humphreys University?
Accreditation is important; we are accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California and the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College & University Commission.
As a non-profit institution, we emphasize community, academics, and affordability, all while giving you the resources you need to succeed.
Courses are conveniently offered on our Stockton campus— evenings and online.
Applications for enrollment are accepted all year. Apply soon to begin during one of our upcoming quarters.
Get the aid you need for the degree you want. We offer loans, institutional awards, scholarships, and work-study funds for qualifying students.
Support services are provided to all students. Including computer facilities, tutoring and library services, and career counseling.
Your Future in
Our programs are designed with your goals in mind. Our Drivon School of Law graduates use their breadth of legal knowledge as well as substantive and procedural law to pursue countless occupations. Consider any of these careers in the legal field:
• Administrative Litigation
• Government: federal, state, local
• Bankruptcy law
• Estates and family law
• Business law