Five core values that form the foundation of the La Verne Law Model of Legal Education
► Basic Skills for Success: The success of our students and graduates – in the classroom, on the bar exam, and in the practice of law – is the focus of La Verne Law. The basic skills revolve around the ability to Read, Analyze and Present.
► High Bar Performance: Preparing individuals for success on the bar exam is an essential expectation by students and the responsibility of La Verne Law. The Center for Academic & Bar Readiness introduces students to bar success and the Bar Exam Strategic Training Program is offered to every graduate in preparation for a first bar exam.
► Ready to Practice Curriculum: Student exposure to the interconnection of knowledge, skills and experience makes them highly attractive to potential employers. La Verne Law’s curriculum incorporates legal writing, doctrine, values and skills into the coursework. The 2L academic schedule features two semester-long simulation tracks – litigation and transactional law, each team-taught by law faculty and working professionals. The 3L curriculum offers clinics, externships and practicum courses to provide experiential learning.
► Beacon of Hope and Inspiration: La Verne Law is an institution involved in advancing and understanding the law, and serving as a resource to the region. As the only ABA approved school in the Inland Empire, it hosts academic events, meetings, and cultural outreach open to the public, and through interaction with city and county governments and the region’s legal communities, establishes itself as an engaged community partner.
► Commitment to Access and Affordability: With its True Tuition Model La Verne Law charges a flat-rate for all students. Through this Model, La Verne Law endeavors to eliminate disparities in the cost of legal education that are based on race, ethnicity and socioeconomic factors and expand access to all.