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New dean plans rehab for College of Law

Robert Penalber Managing Editor 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. It is a project that has cost more than $32 million since 2001, and to this point ABA accreditation has remained just out of reach. Gilbert Holmes... 

Law school ABA bid begins again

Jason D. Cox Senior Editor  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 more than 10 years, three deans and more than $20 million, accreditation still remains just out of reach for the college, which now needs... 

Law school must re-apply for ABA accreditation

Lauren Creiman News Editor 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. An immediate re-application approval from the ABA allows the College of Law to forgo the traditional 10-month waiting period and begin preparing a new application. “It... 

Law school could lose standing

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer 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. Allen Easley, dean of the College of Law, received the disappointing news via a phone call from the ABA Accreditation Committee. “It’s frustrating since we believe we are even stronger than we were when we appeared before... 

Law school has big ABA hurdle

Low bar pass rates at issue Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s 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. Without ABA accreditation, the Law School’s graduates will be permitted to practice... 

WASC report calls for changes

Mark Vidal Editorial Director 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 Associa­tion of Schools and Colleges and featured a list of praises and problems – many of which are related to the University’s lack... 

Make changes for us, not WASC

Make changes for us, not WASC
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas 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 next visit will be the Educational Effectiveness Review and will determine whether or not La Verne deserves reaccreditation. We do not have any doubt that the University... 

Student feedback sought at WASC poster session

The University of La Verne seeks re-accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Xenia Martinez Staff Writer 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. WASC accreditation is an extremely... 
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