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With the recent hiring of a new dean for the College of Law, University of La Verne administrators are once again forming new strategies with the hope of finally receiving full accreditation from the American Bar Association.
The University of La Verne College of Law regained provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association on March 26, marking the start of yet another multi-year multimillion dollar attempt to achieve full ABA accreditation.
After losing provisional accreditation from American Bar Association in July, the College of Law was granted California Bar Association accreditation last month. The college will reapply for ABA accreditation.
University of La Verne’s College of Law received news on May 1 that it was not recommended for full American Bar Association Accreditation approval.
The College of Law is currently working toward getting full American Bar Association accreditation by June 2011. If it is not successful, the college will be back at square one and will have to start the five-year process all over.
A new report has revealed the University of La Verne passed the first phase of the rigorous re-accreditation process, which also means it still has work to do. The report, a capacity and preparatory review, was prepared by the Western Associa tion of Schools and Colleges and featured a list of praises and problems – many of which are related to the University’s lack of a shared vision.
Now that the WASC team has concluded its Capacity and Preparatory Review, the University of La Verne has crucial steps to take to ensure that it gets reaccredited in 2011, when WASC returns.
The University of La Verne held a poster session Tuesday to help faculty and students become more familiar with the lengthy Western Association of Schools and Colleges, or WASC, accreditation process, as the deadline for review draws near.