Office of the Dean – Dean’s Message

Our professors not only educate, but engage, challenge, inspire, and mentor their students. They are highly responsive to student needs, and proactively seek to develop new offerings – workshops, classes – to meet those needs.

This is not surprising given the origins of Irvine University. The University’s College of Law was established over forty years ago to provide an excellent legal education to working adults. The College of Law has graduated future practicing attorneys, law instructors, legal researchers and administrators, and government officers, to name just a few of the highly diverse and rewarding careers its students have gone on to pursue. Ultimately, your dreams are ours.

The College of Law is special because of its students. Hailing from varied professional backgrounds, they offer distinct perspectives on the law. Choosing to attend law school while typically working full time, they are motivated and dedicated. The College of Law has an active Student Bar Association.

Finally, the College of Law takes a unique approach to the Juris Doctor program. Students receive not only a solid foundation in legal principles and theory, but also practical knowledge that is truly applicable to the legal problems faced by clients. At Irvine University, we take pride in hiring professors who, in addition to having earned their JD degrees, have also worked as practicing attorneys.  While academic scholarship is important, we feel our students should have the best of both worlds.

When you visit Irvine University and enroll in the College of Law I think you will see this commitment to you, the student, in all that we do.

Nicholas Edward Trent

Interim Dean, College of Law