University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman announced Monday that the College of Law will abort its efforts to maintain American Bar Association accreditation, and instead transition to a California Bar Association law school in fall 2020.
Emotions rang high for more than 200 students at the University of La Verne College of Law who gathered Wednesdsay for a town hall meeting with Provost Jonathan Reed, where he announced the Board of Trustees’ unanimous decision to pass a resolution to consider closing the law school.
Diane Klein, professor of law, gave an impromptu faculty lecture Tuesday in which she detailed the implications of the possible closure of the University of La Verne College of Law and the related faculty governance and tenure issues.
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.
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.
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.
Following the ongoing battle with an expired contract and a fight for higher wages, University of La Verne Bon Appétit workers joined together on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. to confront University administration and delegate their needs.
Amidst the Southern California storms, the La Verne women’s water polo team battled through the rain in a tough 15-14 loss against the Division I Saint Francis Red Flash for the first game of the ULV mini tournament Tuesday afternoon at the La Verne Aquatic Center at Las Flores Park.