Accreditation

Drivon School of Law is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Drivon School of Law is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California and has so been continuously accredited since 1983.

Students who graduate from Drivon School of Law qualify to sit for the California State Bar examination and obtain admission to the practice of law in California based on accreditation by The State Bar of California.

Mission

The Drivon School of Law provides the opportunity for a legal education for students with varying backgrounds and experiences. The program is designed to instill in its students an understanding of law as well as analytical skills developed through a combination of scholastic and practical education.

Drivon School of Law attracts as prospective students recent college graduates as well as those returning to college after several years. A majority of these students hold full-time jobs, many in non-law related areas. Local business persons, teachers, and civic employees frequently attend Drivon School of Law in an effort to add a legal perspective to their jobs.

The Study of Law

Students at Drivon School of Law pursue their studies in the evenings on ground or synchronously via Zoom and become attorneys upon passing the California General Bar Examination and the Multi-state Professional Responsibility Examination administered by the committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. The course of study prescribed by the faculty complies with rules regulating accreditation of law schools in California by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California.
Prospective attorneys must learn the substantive law and how to use the skills of the profession. The case method of instruction, with classroom presentations, is the primary means of instruction, with research and written exercises supplementing the learning process.

CA State Bar Requirements

Admissions to the practice of law within the State of California is regulated by the Committee of Bar Examiners the State Bar of California. Students who plan to seek admission to the practice of law are required to register with the State Bar of California within 90 days after beginning study at a law school. Register as a law student is available online at the State Bar’s website at www.calbar.ca.gov.

Prospective applicants and students are encouraged to visit the State Bar of California’s website to view Humphreys University Drivon School of Law passage rates.

SB1281 Compliance Form

Practice in Other States

Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or be licensed to practice law in jurisdictions other than California. A student who intends to seek licensure to practice law outside of California at any time during their career should contact the admitting authority for information regarding its education and licensure requirements prior to enrolling at this law school.

History

1950

Humphreys University Trustees established a non-accredited, four-year night law school. Shortly thereafter, a law school campus was established in Fresno, but this campus no longer exists under Humphreys University control.

1973

Trustees took the first steps toward accreditation of the law school by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the California State Bar. This accreditation was granted in August of 1983.

1991

Humphreys University purchased four buildings west of the Stockton campus student housing complex. Renovations of the buildings allowed the University to add new undergraduate and law libraries, classrooms, faculty offices, law school administrative offices, the Registrar’s Office, study lounges, and conference room facilities.

1992

The University became accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of WASC. Therefore, all certificates and degrees granted by the University (including the School of Law) are accredited.

2004

The University again expanded its physical facilities; it added two new buildings totaling approximately 24,000 square feet. The University’s libraries were moved to a new library building which houses both the law and undergraduate libraries as well as administrative offices for the newly renamed Drivon School of Law. The classroom and office building added another eight classrooms to the University and includes 18 faculty offices, several administrative offices, and a student lounge. A large central courtyard provides an attractive location for students to sit and study outside and is used for commencement ceremonies.

2010

The University began construction of another classroom building, providing an additional ten classrooms, and replacing the dorm facility, which was torn down to provide space. The additional space was necessitated by the significant growth in enrollment beginning in 2007 and bring total enrollment in excess of 1,200 students.

2015

Upon the retirement of Robert G. Humphreys in 2015, the trustees of the University appointed Robert G. Humphreys, Jr., great-grandson of the founder, as the University’s fourth President.

2016

The Board of Trustees authorized the changing of the name of Humphreys College to Humphreys University. Both the Trustees and President Humphreys, along with the college community, concurred that the name change better reflected the current mission of the University and its goals for the future.

Drivon School of Law

6650 Inglewood Avenue
Stockton, CA 95207

209.478.0800

[email protected]

Quarter Begins

Winter: January 2, 2023
Summer: July 3, 2023
Fall: October 2, 2023

 

Mission

The Drivon School of Law provides the opportunity for a legal education for students with varying backgrounds and experiences. The program is designed to instill in its students an understanding of law as well as analytical skills developed through a combination of scholastic and practical education.

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