Law Enforcement Partnership Program

Irvine University College of Law’s Partnership with Law Enforcement

Irvine University College of Law (IUCOL) has long recognized the significant contributions made by those actively employed in law enforcement. We partner with law enforcement agencies to offer their employees the opportunity to study law and earn a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree at a substantial discount. The IUCOL program is designed to meet the work demands of active law enforcement personnel by offering a part time schedule of weekday, evening, and Saturday classes.

To achieve this goal, IUCOL offers the following:

  • 50% tuition discount for currently employed* law enforcement , Approx. $19,325 to earn a J.D. degree**
  • Tuition discount may may also be offered to immediate family members***
  • Course curriculum is 100% online designed for part-time students
  • No LSAT required
  • The curriculum may be completed within four years of part-time study.

Please join us for our next online information session:

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (PDT), you may register by emailing:

Application deadlines:

  • Summer-Fall semester starts July 2, 2022, Application deadline May, 14, 2022
  • Winter-Spring semester starts on January 7, Application deadline November 15, 2022


“As a law enforcement officer, being admitted and graduating from IUCOL, was the source of my success in becoming a licensed California attorney.”

Gordon Smearer, Esq.

Alumnus & Professor of Law, Irvine University College of Law
Former Deputy Sheriff, LASD


Those admitted into this program must meet IUCOL’s admission requirements and have the minimum undergraduate educational requirements required by state law and the State Bar of California. We look forward to meeting you to discuss your interest in earning a law degree and joining California’s legal profession.

Irvine University College of Law is proud of its long-standing relationships with law enforcement agencies. The law school has a number of current students and alumni that are members of various law enforcement agencies enrolled in the JD program, including the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Probation Department, and the City of Irvine Police Department.

*All persons applying under the Law Enforcement Partnership Program must be currently employed as a full-time employee by a law enforcement agency.

**Tuition and fee charges are subject to change at the school’s discretion. Does not including books and fees. Starting July 1, 2022,tuition to earn a J.D. degree will be approximately $19,325

*** Spouses or domestic partners, and adult children.