California LAW Leadership – Access – Workforce is a public benefit corporation created to be the foundational structure that connects, communicates, collaborates, and coordinates with programs working to help diverse students enter the legal profession. It consists of 14 high school law academies created under the California Partnership Academy model in a unique collaboration between the State Bar of California and the California Department of Education. Additionally, it includes members of the Community College Pathway to Law School initiative with 29 community colleges throughout the state, six undergraduate institutions, and five law schools, resulting in an educational pipeline into the legal profession created under the leadership of the State Bar of California's Council on Access and Fairness.
California LAW is closely aligned with the Foundation's strategic goal to expand student access, success, educational, and career outcomes through the promotion of student diversity and increased opportunity.
The Foundation's partnership connects California LAW to California's expansive learning infrastructure, the California Community Colleges, and the Foundation's student success efforts and workforce initiatives.