Humphreys College Laurence Drivon School of Law, founded in 1951, offers a professional program of education leading to the Juris Doctor degree, preparing students for the California State Bar examination and the practice of law.
We remain faithful to our original goal of providing this opportunity for those who need a night program to fulfill their dream. Additionally we have deliberately kept tuition affordable and offer an extraordinary value for a respected and excellent legal education. The School of Law attracts recent college graduates as well as those returning to college after several years. Many of these students hold full-time jobs while pursuing their studies. Even so, admission requirement standards are maintained. Law students earn a Juris Doctor degree in four or five years of evening study, which qualifies them to take the California Bar Examination leading to the practice of law in California.
Our goal is to develop the next generation of lawyers who protect the public interest, behave responsibly and ethically and leave this Institution knowing how to lawyer with practical and hands on experience. The classes are small and the professors available. There is more to being a lawyer than intellectual understanding.
Humphreys graduates constitute a large network of respected attorneys and judges, especially in the many central California counties easily accessible to the school. The San Joaquin County Bar Association has honored the College with its Law Day Award for its extraordinary contribution to the legal community in the central valley. For information about Bar Examination passage rates, please view the statistics on the State Bar of California website here:
Humphreys College Laurence Drivon School of Law is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. The College is also accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Practice in States Other than California
Study at, or graduation from, the Laurence Drivon School of Law may not qualify a student to take the Bar Examination or be admitted to practice law in jurisdictions other than California. A student who intends to seek admission to practice law outside of California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding its education and admission requirements.
Humphreys College is located in north Stockton at the corner of Inglewood Avenue and Benjamin Holt Drive. The Laurence Drivon School of Law is located at the eastern side of the campus, in a new building dedicated in 2005. The School of Law includes classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, study lounges and an extensive law library which includes a computer research center. Additional computer facilities and the College administrative offices are on the main campus. The building surrounds a beautiful courtyard.
The law library houses collections of federal and California codes, California and regional reporters, California administrative regulations, attorney general opinions, law journals and treatises. In addition, the School of Law provides students and faculty access to popular national online research database services and a computer laboratory.
In October of 2005 the courtroom addition was completed and dedicated as the Carcione Courtroom in honor of Joseph Carcione (of KCBS fame) by his son, Joseph William Carcione Jr. Clinics and public events as well as trial practice for law students, paralegal students and court reporter students take place therein. Beginning in 2006, the Judge Consuelo M. Callahan American Inn of Court, a chapter of the prestigious Inns of Court began meeting in the Courtroom; the Courtroom will house the Distinguished Speakers series.
Stockton is about 50 miles south of Sacramento, 80 miles east of San Francisco, and is easily accessible from major highways and public transportation.
On-campus parking is free.