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MEDIA ADVISORY April 29, 2014

Paige Marlatt Dorr Office: 916.327.5356

Cell: 916.601.8005

Office E-mail: BlackBerry:

California Community Colleges To Join Four-year Universities and Top Law Schools to Create Pathway to Law Degrees

Two dozen community colleges and six law schools to enter into agreement

Who/What: California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris will join higher education leaders and their representatives on May 1 to sign an agreement that will provide students at 24 community colleges a smoother pathway to six of California’s top law schools. The Community Colleges Pathway to Law School initiative, sponsored by the State Bar of California’s Council on Access & Fairness, is an unprecedented effort within California higher education to enhance opportunities and advancement in the legal profession for diverse populations, particularly those who have been underrepresented. The agreement will be signed as part of Law Day Celebration activities at Chabot College in Hayward.

When/ 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014

Where: Chabot College (campus map and driving directions) Community Center, Building 700, Room 722

25555 Hesperian Blvd.

Hayward, CA 94545

Note to Reporters/Editors: Media planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Paige Marlatt Dorr at

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation. It is composed of 72 districts and 112 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills courses in English and math, and prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.