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College of Law could get full ABA accreditation by March

The University of La Verne College of Law was officially recommended for full accreditation by the American Bar Association, University officials announced Monday. The recommendation, which comes from the ABA Accreditation Committee, follows an 18-year struggle by the College of Law for full accreditation. The University Board of Trustees first decided to pursue ABA accreditation in 1988. “One of... 

Law school hosts civil rights panels

Law school hosts civil rights panels
Timothy T. Coats lectured with subtle humor at the La Verne Law 1983 Civil Rights Symposium Oct. 29 at the Ontario Airport Embassy Suites. He discussed qualified immunity as a non established law and asked, “What constitutes clearly established law?” Having over 30 years of experience, Coats has argued and briefed in more than 250 cases in state and federal courts ranging from the California Court... 

LV Law diversity honored

PreLaw magazine ranked the most diverse law schools in the nation in their fall 2015 issue, with the University of La Verne’s own law school coming in at third. The College of Law last came in at the 19th spot, but a jump in faculty diversity helped shoot the school up the rankings. “It has in part to do with people recognizing the value of the education here at La Verne, the kind of atmosphere... 

Bar pass rate rises 73 percent

This year the La Verne College of Law students who took the California Bar Exam for the first time had a pass rate of 73 percent, which is expected to be above the state average first time Bar passage rate for 2014. Nationwide the first-time Bar passage rate declined for the July 2014 bar exam. California’s first time pass rate for American Bar Associate accredited schools also decreased from 77... 

Holmes focuses on custody battles

Holmes focuses on custody battles
College of Law Dean Gilbert Holmes presented a lecture, “Family Law: A Cauldron for Our Beliefs and Principles,” in the President’s Dining Room Monday. Holmes discussed the benefits that accrue to children who are reared by married biological parents or adopted by a married same sex couple compared to those who grow up in single parent homes. / photo by Michael Saakyan Russell R. Silva Staff... 

Race relations discussed in Ferguson context

Race relations discussed in Ferguson context
Matthew Witt, professor of public administration, discusses the book “Rise of the Warrior Cop” during the third discussion of the series “Ferguson: A Call for Understanding and Action” at the College of Law Oct. 16. Also included in the panel was Stanley Skipworth, senior director of campus safety and transportation, who discussed the rise of violence in police culture. / photo by Mariela Patron Emily... 

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.... 

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... 

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... 
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