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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... 

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... 

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... 
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