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Bar passage rate rises for law school

Robert Penalber Editor in Chief Kat Simonelli Assistant Editor La Verne’s College of Law saw a 13 percent increase from last year in graduates passing the California Bar Exam on their first try, according to a recent report from the State Bar of California Office of Admissions. Forty-three of the 65 graduates who took the exam in July passed, placing La Verne’s pass rate just 10 percent below this... 

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... 
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