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Also known as The Law Scholars Program

Interested In Attending Law School?

The Antelope Valley College Law Scholars program is designed to prepare community college students for admission to law school in California. Program benefits include financial aid counseling, academic advising, LSAT prep, exposure to the legal profession and other steps designed to increase the interest of community college students in law school. Consider the AVC to CSU transfer pathway for quicker completion to transfer to a CSU. Make your appointment with our counselors for proper planning. 

Partnered Law Schools

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Service Learning Requirement

Students are required to complete a minimum of 5 service hours every semester (10 hours max per year). Qualifying activities must be listed on the Service Learning Requirements Log/Point Sheet and must be approved beforehand, by the Pre-law club advisor. See below for club advisor names. More details regarding the Service Learning Requirement is here.


Pre-Law Club

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Law Scholars are strongly encouraged to be an active member of the Pre-Law Club. Meetings are every two weeks on Wednesdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm via HyFlex modality (LH100 and Zoom). Email the Pre Law Club Advisors, Alberto Mendoza González Larreynaga at alberto.mendozagonza@avc.edu, Carlos Pinho at carlos.pinho@avc.edu and Hank Price at hank.price@avc.edu.

Law Scholars Committee

Dr. Jill Zimmerman, Dean of Student Life 
(661) 722-6300 x 6344
jill.zimmerman@avc.edu

Alberto Mendoza Gonzalez Larreynaga, Professor of Philosophy
Pre-Law Club Advisor

(661) 722-6300 x 2151
alberto.mendozagonza@avc.edu

Hank Price, Professor of Administration of Justice
Pre-Law Club Advisor

(661) 722-6300 x 2565
hank.price@avc.edu

Carlos Pinho, Professor of Administration of Justice
Pre-Law Club Advisor

(661) 722-6300 x 6716
carlos.pinho@avc.edu

Frederick Hemker, Professor of Political Science
Commitee Chair

(661) 722-6300 x 6051
fritz.hemker@avc.edu

Rosa Fuller, Professor & Counselor
(661) 722-6300 x 6290
rosa.fuller@avc.edu

John Vento, Professor of Political Science
(661) 722-6300 x 6494
john.vento@avc.edu

Kaitlin Bessinger, Professor of Biology 
(661) 722-6300 x 2506
kaitlin.bessinger@avc.edu


Useful Resources

The Law Scholars Program supports: 

Black Lives Matter

AVC's Dreamers Center provides immigration legal services to students for free! Information includes how to fund college and law school regardless of citizenship status.  For more information, go to https://www.avc.edu/dreamcenter

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