Although faced with modest facilities and resources during the College̠s early years, the college's success is evident. SJCL is the center of legal study for both law students and practitioners in the San Joaquin Valley with no comparable institution for 120 miles in any direction. Over 80% of its graduates for the classes 2008 through 2011 have passed the California bar examination, with the class of 2010 currently leading the way with 86% having passed the bar exam. Approximately a quarter of the practicing lawyers in the Fresno area are SJCL graduates. Of the women lawyers in the area, approximately half are SJCL graduates. Roughly one-third of the minority lawyers are graduates.SJCL students have competed successfully in Moot Court competitions throughout the nation. In February 1992, SJCL swept every category in the Florida National Tax Law Moot Court competition, vying against major ABA-accredited institutions. In February 1995, SJCL students won First and Second Best Oralist awards at the National Sports Law Moot Court competition in New Orleans. In 2012, SJCL came in third place in the UC Davis Asylum & Refugee Law National Moot Court Competition. SJCL has had a number of victories at the Roger J Traynor Moot Court Competition over the years, including winning the Bernard E. Witkin Award in 2002 and Best Brief in 2001, 2002 and 2012. In 2013, SJCL won the Traynor Trophy itself.A legal education is like a medical education; it is a professional education. The knowledge you gain will be used throughout your practicing life as a lawyer. Therefore, you need to choose the environment in which you will learn most successfully. If a small school with high standards and a team effort philosophy is what you need to learn, please consider San Joaquin College of Law. We would be delighted to help you reach your greatest potential.