- What is rolling admissions, and when is the best time to submit my application?
- What is required for my application to be eligible for admission?
- What do I do if I have a foreign degree?
- What is the tuition for non-residents?
- What is your post-graduate placement percentage?
- Can you tell me more about the alumni at your law school?
- What is your bar passage rate compared to the overall bar passage rate?
- Is there on-campus housing available?
- What types of financial aid are available?
- What is the academic attrition rate for the University of La Verne College of Law?
- Does La Verne provide academic support to incoming students? Is it open to all students?
- What are your school’s strengths? What unique programs are offered?
- How do I strengthen my chances of being admitted?
Q. What is rolling admissions, and when is the best time to submit my application?
A. La Verne College of Law reviews applications on a continual basis and continues accepting applications until the class is full. This is called rolling admissions. For the Fall semester, you can opt to apply for an early admissions decision. Contact the Office of Admissions for important Early Decision Program deadlines.
Q. What is required for my application to be eligible for admissions?
A. A completed application available at (http://law.laverne.edu), a personal statement, a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, a competitive LSAT score, and an LSDAS registration and file completion (including two letters of recommendation, an LSAT score report, and official undergraduate transcripts).
Q. What do I do if I have a foreign degree?
A. All foreign credentials must be evaluated by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). Evaluations by LSAC are then made available to the law school. You may contact LSAC at (215) 968-1001 to have your questions answered.
Q. Can you tell me more about the alumni at your law school?
A. The University of La Verne College of Law has a prominent and supportive alumni network of more than 1,000 alumni spread across California and other states. Several of those alumni have served, or are serving, as members of the California judiciary.
|Total Weighted First-time Pass Rate for La Verne Law in All Jurisdictions||
|Total Weighted First-time Pass Rate for ABA schools in Same Jurisdiction||
|Ultimate Pass Rate for La Verne Law in California||
|Ultimate Pass Rate for La Verne Law in All Jurisdictions||
NOTE: Information for 2008 will be available upon receipt of statistics for the July 2008 bar examination.
* Reflects information for La Verne Law graduates in spring 2006 only, the first graduating class following the grant of provisional approval for ABA accreditation.
Q. Is there on-campus housing available?
A. We do not currently have housing available for students, but we do have a student housing network which enables you to connect with others who are also seeking housing. Additionally, we can provide you some listings of available housing options in our area.
Q. What types of financial aid are available?
A. There are a variety of grants, scholarships, and loans available to our students. Students may apply for the Federal Stafford Loan program (maximum loan amount for 2008-2009 is $20,500). In addition, you may apply for assistance from the Federal Grad Plus Loan program up to the cost of attendance which includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, and living expenses. Merit Scholarships are awarded to entering students based on LSAT and GPA factors. Continuing students are eligible to receive or retain scholarships based on performance while in law school. Scholarships range in dollar amounts from $4,875 up to full tuition.
Q. Does La Verne provide academic support to incoming students? Is it open to all students?
A. La Verne offers a wide range of academic support programs to all students utilizing graduate mentors, upper-division law students, and a series of academic support workshops. In addition, a faculty advisor will be assigned to you to oversee your progress in law school.
Q. What are your school’s strengths? What unique programs are offered?
A. Our strength is in making great lawyers. Period. Also, our location in Southern California, where plentiful job opportunities abound, our technologically-advanced facility, and our student-focused approach sets us apart from others. We have a rigorous curriculum that stresses advocacy and skills training for lawyers, and we also place strong emphasis in the foundational courses while at the same time offering innovative courses such as computer game law.
Q. How do I strengthen my chances of being admitted?
A. You should have a competitive LSAT score and a strong undergraduate academic record in addition to describing on your application (mainly in your personal statement) evidence of work or life experiences, leadership, maturity, motivation, or other characteristics that show you are capable of succeeding in law school.