Monday, August 1, 2016
ABA Cockroaches Bestowed Full Accreditation Upon University of La Verne College of Law
Belated Congratulations, Pigs: On March 14, 2016, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin published a Monica Rodriguez piece that was entitled “University of La Verne law school receives full accreditation from American Bar Association.” Look at this opening:
“It took time and a great deal of effort, but the University of La Verne College of Law has achieved a long-sought goal: full accreditation from the American Bar Association.
The blessing comes after previous attempts were stymied by a low first-time bar passage rate.University President Devorah Lieberman said the achievement brings to fruition a dream of founding dean and Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Paul Egly, who opened the school in 1970.
As he envisioned it, the university’s law school would prepare students to not only practice law locally but also “live up to the mission of the university,” she said, referring to the college’s commitment to social justice.
Earning the recognition sends out a message about the program, Lieberman said. “It communicates the University of La Verne law school can be seen as an equal to any other” American Bar Association-approved school, she said.
College of Law Dean Gilbert A. Holmes, who has been at the university since 2013, was happy to receive the news but even more pleased for those who have been with the college longer than he has...
The school initiated the process to become ABA accredited in the late 1990s, Holmes said.
It wasn’t always easy.
In 2010, the school was at risk of losing its provisional accreditation when the American Bar Association took notice of the college’s 2009 first-time bar passage rate, which at the time was 34 percent.” [Emphasis mine]
As if these cockroaches would know a thing about hard work. I’m sure they’ve read about, observed, and studied the concept though. By the way, moron: La Verne COL is not equal to Yale or Stanford. Hell, Third Tier Drake is better. Also, good luck fighting for "social justice" when you're working in retail - or selling insurance premiums - as a La Verne Law grad. Later on, the author noted the following:
“What’s next for the College of Law?
“First of all we continue to strive for excellence,” Holmes said. The goal is to prepare top-notch legal professionals and to provide services that benefit students, the community and those in the field of law.
The program will continue to implement innovative programs, such as its new “true tuition model,” which Lieberman called Holmes’ brain child. Implemented in 2014, it the program cut tuition from $39,000 to $25,500 a year for full-time students and to $19,000 a year for part-time students.
It makes ULV’s College of Law the most affordable American Bar Association-accredited law school program in the state, and prompted an increase enrollment, Holmes said.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, featuring first-time bar passage rates of 34 percent, recently, is a great sign of excellence, right?!?! Then again, it went up to 56 percent for the Class of 2015. However, that figure is still embarrassing. Imagine if an accredited medical school featured similar success on the licensing boards.
TTTTT Press Release: On April 14, 2016, the swine posted a press release, written by Melissa Pinion, that was labeled “College of Law Earns Full ABA Accreditation.” Check out this portion:
“The University of La Verne College of Law on March 14 received full accreditation from the American Bar Association, an accomplishment gained through the implementation of innovative programs that have increased accessibility, enrollment and success for its students. This ABA action raises the College of Law from its provisional status, which it received in March 2012.
“We are pleased the ABA has recognized and affirmed the important work of the College of Law in developing future legal leaders in the community,” said President Devorah Lieberman. “Our pursuit has never ceased in realizing the dream Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Paul Egly had in 1970 to bring an accredited law school to Inland Southern California. This action is testament to the power of that dream. I would like to thank former University of La Verne President Steve Morgan for helping shepherd the law school through the journey preparing us for this moment of full accreditation.” [Emphasis mine]
This story is still featured prominently under the Current News tab of the trash pit’s web page. They are proud of this accompli$hmenTTTTT.
Ranking: Attaining full accreditation will not improve this toilet’s reputation. The Univer$iTTTTTy of La Verne Commode of Law was still listed as “Unranked” – by US “News” & World Report. This is the equivalent of fifth tier. And that is after 40 years of being in taxpayer-subsidized business.
Conclusion: Avoid the Univer$iTTTTTy of La Verne Commode of Law – at all costs. I don’t care if they give you a full scholarship and a car. You are MUCH better off remaining in your current job and trying to work your way up to management – or earn a raise or bonuses. This pile of excrement was founded in 1970, and it took 42 damn years to obtain provisional accreditation – from an organization that hands out the credential as if it was candy. That tells you all you need to know about this place.