State Bar of California finds the law school in compliance with its standards.

ONTARIO, Calif., August 29, 2011 – The University of La Verne College of Law has received accreditation from the State Bar of California, officials announced Monday.

The Committee of Bar Examiners for the State Bar of California, in a meeting on Friday afternoon, found the law school in compliance with its Guidelines for Accredited Law School Rules, which establish standards for a law school relating to honesty and integrity, governance, administration and faculty, admissions, academic program, scholastic standards, library resources, physical and financial resources, and more.

State Bar of California accreditation qualifies all La Verne Law graduates to take the California Bar Exam. Passing the bar exam is a prerequisite to practicing law in the state.

“We are very pleased with the committee’s decision,” said La Verne Law Dean Allen Easley. “It ensures that our students have options after graduation, and puts the law school back on track in meeting its long-term goals.”

La Verne Law, once provisionally approved by the American Bar Association, remains fully committed to achieving full ABA approval in the future, Easley said. The ABA in June denied the law school’s application for full approval based primarily on its first-time bar pass rate. Last month, the ABA granted an expedited timeline to La Verne Law to reapply for provisional approval. That application has been filed, and a site visit has been scheduled in connection with that application.

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