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.
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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.
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.
A few students sit in the library of the La Verne College of Law at a table that is covered with open books and notes. They are studying, they say, like they always do between classes.
After losing provisional accreditation from American Bar Association in July, the College of Law was granted California Bar Association accreditation last month. The college will reapply for ABA accreditation.
University of La Verne’s College of Law received news on May 1 that it was not recommended for full American Bar Association Accreditation approval.
The College of Law is currently working toward getting full American Bar Association accreditation by June 2011. If it is not successful, the college will be back at square one and will have to start the five-year process all over.
After several attempts, the University of La Verne’s Ontario-based Law School was finally accredited by the American Bar Association on Feb. 13. This prestigious approval makes the Law School the first to receive ABA accreditation in Inland Southern California, but this process is far from finished.
The University of La Verne College of Law is currently awaiting an American Bar Association accreditation. If granted, this will end a four-year losing streak for the law school and will bring hope of attracting more law students from throughout the nation.