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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... 

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... 

New dean chosen for College of Law

After more than a year without a permanent dean, President Devorah Lieberman this week announced the hiring of Gilbert Holmes as the new dean of the University of La Verne College of Law. “It is a pleasure to welcome Gilbert Holmes to the University of La Verne community,” President Lieberman said in a press release. “His values mirror those of the University’s mission, and his professional... 

Chief justice touts law degree’s value

Chief justice touts law degree's value
California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye speaks at the University of La Verne College of Law in a conversation hosted by Adjunct Professor of Law Douglas Miller. /photo by Christopher Mora. Christian Orozco Editor in Chief Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, chief justice of the California Supreme Court, answered questions – ranging from state budget cuts to what the chief justice does in her free time... 

Pre-law club focuses on community

Robert Penalber News Editor The University of La Verne Pre-Law Society is using its resources to reach out to the community and hopes to mingle with students from the College of Law. Senior communications major Christian Leon and sophomore political science major Elizabeth Younger have teamed up to form the Pre-Law Society on campus, a club they hope will gain interest of students looking in to legal... 

Commencement Schedule

Sunday, May 20 The College of Law commencement and hooding ceremony will be at 2 p.m. at the Sports Science and Athletics Pavilion. A reception for the College of Law graduates will immediately follow the ceremony in the Johnson Family Plaza. Friday, May 25 The doctor of psychology hooding ceremony and reception will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center. The master of science in counseling... 

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... 

ABA accreditation in sight

Christina Collins Burton Editor-in-Chief  The University of La Verne College of Law this week won back its provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association’s Council of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. On March 16 the accreditation council met with College of Law representatives in Florida. The La Verne Team argued successfully that accreditation deserved to be reinstated... 

Lecture discusses legal education

Lecture discusses legal education
Assistant Professor of Law Teri McMurtry-Chubb talks about her new book, “Legal Writing in the Disciplines: A guide to Legal Writing Mastery” in her faculty lecture. She discussed the problems encountered by faculty in the teaching of writing, including the limited opportunities to work with students to understand what they’ve learned about writing. / photo by Cameron Barr Veronica Sepulveda Staff... 
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