Welcome to the University of La Verne College of Law!  I am very proud to be the new Dean at the College of Law and want to be among the first to introduce you to everything that La Verne Law has to offer.   La Verne Law was founded more than 40 years ago with the purpose of educating and training generations of attorneys committed to making a difference in their communities and we have succeeded.

At La Verne Law we focus on the success of our students and alumni.  Our talented and diverse students hail from some of the best undergraduate institutions in the country.  We offer small classes and personalized attention from professors who are well respected in their fields.  Our new cutting edge curriculum at La Verne Law combines legal theory, lawyering skills, and ethics, all of which are critical to a successful legal career. Our Lawyering Skills Practicum and clinical and externship programs provide students with opportunities to gain practical hands on legal experience while in law school. We offer our students the opportunity to take part in the University of La Verne Law Review, trial advocacy competitions, professional organizations, and the wide variety of student organizations that reflect the diverse backgrounds and interests of all of our students.

La Verne Law is nestled in a growing metropolitan region of more than 6 million people, but on campus students enjoy a sense of a warm and caring community against the backdrop of a 64,000-square-foot state-of-the- art campus. The area, underserved by attorneys, is a vibrant business community with a vast network of nearby municipal, county, state, and federal courts which give students more career options after they graduate. La Verne Law’s location in Inland Southern California ensures students affordable housing and living costs while providing proximity to southern California’s iconic beaches, mountains, and deserts.

We are proud to have established a law school that combines top-rate educational opportunities with personalized attention.  Above everything else, the success of our students and graduates is our ultimate goal.  I personally invite you to become a part of the La Verne Law experience and look forward to seeing you on campus.

Gilbert A. Holmes,
Dean