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Ferguson panel discusses racism

Ferguson panel discusses racism
Isaac Carter, panelist and director of student affairs at the University of La Verne College of Law speaks with senior social science major Gage Henderson before Tuesday’s panel discussion “Ferguson: Protector or criminal? Advocate or thug? Or neither? Examine your perceptions.” The panel discussion was the second of a five-part series called “Ferguson: A Call For Action and Understanding,”... 

Ferguson panel analyzes legal consequences

Katie Madden Managing Editor Law professors and practicing attorneys conducted a discussion for students, visitors and faculty to watch and participate in on Tuesday night at the La Verne College of Law. The panel, “Ferguson: A Call for Understanding and Action,” focused on the legal ramifications and justifications involved in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Missouri last month. Before... 

Hopi culture shines in Katsinam

Hopi culture shines in Katsinam
Larry Melendez of the Butterfly/Badger clan was one of 16 Katsinam doll carvers whose work was included in the exhibition, “Katsinam: A Hopi Living Tradition” at the University of La Verne College of Law in Ontario, California. Melendez, who was inspired by the Hopi nation and Mexican traditions, uses cottonwood roots and carves the dolls with a knife and rasp and colors them with mineral paints.... 

Exon teaches the art of an apology

Exon teaches the art of an apology
Susan Nauss Exon, professor of law, discusses what makes an effective apology. In her lecture on Monday, Exon presented her new book, “Advanced Guide for Mediators,” which includes a summary of five key steps that make a credible apology. / photo by Mariela Patron Alejandra Aguilar Assistant Editor Susan Nauss Exon, professor of law and associate dean for faculty development, launched the first... 

College of Law dean recognized by California Bar

College of Law dean recognized by California Bar
The California Bar Association has named College of Law Dean Gilbert Holmes the first recipient of the Presidential Awards for his for lowering tuition at the College of Law. The Presidential Awards are designed to honor legal educators and professionals in the areas of mentorship, protection of the public, civic education and access to justice. Holmes came to the University of La Verne after serving... 

LV students are SPJ finalists

Kristina Bugante News Editor Three ULV journalism students and four broadcast students were named Society of Professional Journalists finalists for their work in 2013, in SPJ’s Mark of Excellence Awards. Robert Penalber, who graduated in February, and sophomore public affairs major Kat Simonelli were finalists for two stories they wrote on La Verne’s College of Law; and Simonelli and sophomore... 

News Briefs

Debate Team to Discuss Playboy In celebration of Women’s History Month, the La Verne Debate Team is hosting an all women public debate on the morality of posing for Playboy. A “Feminist” Bake Sale will also be going on during the debates from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Campus Center. College of Law Info Session An information session will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the... 

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... 

Lecture covers same-sex marriage

Lecture covers same-sex marriage
Tiffany Graham, professor of law and associate dean for academic affairs at the College of Law, discusses Section Five of the 14th Amendment as it relates to the campaign for marriage equality during her faculty lecture Monday. The amendment was originally intended to guarantee basic rights and citizenship to all American citizens, Graham said. / photo by Chelsea Knight Erica Maurice Staff Writer Tiffany... 
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