Basic Consumer Information

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Admission and Enrollment Data
Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Financial Aid
Tuition Refund/Credit Policy
Composition and Number of Faculty and Administrators
Curricular Offerings
Library Resources
Physical Facilities
Employment Statistics
About the College of Law
About the University
Bar Passage Rates

State Bar of California: www.calbar.ca.gov
American Bar Association: www.abanet.org/legaled/baradmissions/bar.html

Admission and Enrollment Data:

Profile of Fall 2016 entering class
1L Applications: 917
1L Admitted applicants: 478
1L Enrolled students: 116
Full-time 90
Part-time 26
Median LSAT: 147
75% LSAT: 149
25% LSAT: 144
Median GPA: 2.95
75% GPA: 3.21
25% GPA: 2.68

Total student enrollment for 2016-2017 academic year: 194 students

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Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs (2016-2017)

Full time, per academic year $27,256
Part time, per academic year $21,549
Application $0
Bar Readiness Fee, per semester $434-$769
Graduation $250
Late Financial Arrangement $100-300
Late Registration $100
Library (Fall/Spring) $120
Licensing Exam Fee (one-time fee) $30
Lost ID card $5
Missed Payment Fee $25
Multipurpose (Fall/Spring) $246
Parking, semester/annual $0
Returned Check/Rejected Credit Card $25
Student Bar Association, per semester $50
Transcript, per copy $6
Transcript (24-hour turnaround), per copy $15
Cost of Living
Books & Supplies $1,746
Room & Board $22,692
Transportation $1,278
Personal & Misc. $3,132
Loan Fees $370
Total Expenses $29,218

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Financial Aid

The University of La Verne, in an attempt to bring higher education within the reach of qualified men and women, makes financial assistance available through a variety of grants, scholarships, and loan programs. Generous merit scholarships are available. Most loans are based upon the computed financial need of the student as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filed with the Department of Education.

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Scholarship Retention Data Worksheet

The school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance other than failure to maintain good academic standing. Therefore, the school does not complete a ‘conditional scholarship retention chart.’

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Tuition Refund/Credit Policy

The University of La Verne refund/credit policy is as follows: withdrawal during the first week of classes, 100% refund/credit; withdrawal during the second week of classes, 75% refund/credit; withdrawal during the third week of classes, 50% refund/credit; withdrawal after the third week of classes, no refund/credit.

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Enrollment Data

Enrollment: (include semester abroad enrollment)

Men Women Other Full-Time Part-Time First-Year Total J.D. Deg Awarded
Hispanics of any race 32  56  0 67  21 40  88  13
American Indian or Alaska Native 1  1  0  2  0  1  2  0
Asian  9  7  0  12  4  11  16  6
Black or African American  10  23  0  23  10  16  33  4
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander  0  1  0  0  1  0  1  0
Two or more races  7  9  0  13  3  9  16  2
Total Minority  59  97  0  117  39  77  156  25
White  41  34  0  53  22  35  75  19
Nonresident Alien  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
Race and Ethnicity Unknown  3  5  0  6  2  4  8  3
Total  103  136  0  176  63  116  239  47

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Attrition/Graduation Rates

Involuntary academic Attrition from the 2015-2016 academic year

Academic Transfer Other Total
1st year  9  6  6  21
2nd year  2  2  0  4
3rd year  0  0  0  0
4th year  0  0  0  0

Faculty and Administration

Total Men Women Other Minorities
Spr Fall Spr Fall Spr Fall Spr Fall Spr Fall
Full-time 9 9 8 7 1 2 0 0 1 2
Deans, librarians, & others who teach 12 8 8 5 4 3 0 0 7 4
Part-time 18 20 11 14 7 6 0 0 3 6
Total 39 37 27 26 12 11 0 0 11 12

Additional administrators include the Dean, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Assistant Dean for the Center for Academic & Bar Readiness, Director of the Law Library, Director of Student Affairs, Director of Career Services, Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, Director of Development, Director of Administration, Director of External Relations, and the Registrar.

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Curricular Offerings

Juris Doctor degree (J.D.)
Dual Degree Programs: J.D./M.B.A., J.D./M.P.A.
Full-time and part-time programs
Professional skills program, clinical externships, moot court
Download the current catalog with complete course descriptions.

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Library Resources

The primary function of the Law Library is to meet the study and research needs of the College of Law’s student body and faculty. The collection includes federal and California statutory law, court opinions, administrative rules and regulations, all titles of the California Continuing Education of the Bar, major treatises on a variety of legal topics, form and practice books, and numerous legal periodicals. The Law Library’s print and microform holdings exceed 280,000 volumes. The Law Library is continually updating its core collection by supplementing present holdings and adding additional materials from other jurisdictions and areas of the law.

The Law Library has a variety of advanced electronic research methods available for student use. Most applications are accessible via the Internet on a wireless network, so students and faculty are able to conduct research from various access points. Among the products available are Westlaw and LexisNexis (online computerized legal research databases), LegalTrac (a legal periodical index), Hein Online (a full-text archive of legal journals), a growing number of additional databases, and the Internet. Students and other users of the Law Library may check the availability of resources through the University’s online catalog, LEOPAC.

The College of Law Library also serves as a selective depository for federal and California state government documents.

The Law Library is open seven days a week, with late night hours Monday through Thursday. Library staff are available to assist in locating desired materials. Reference services may also be arranged. For additional information regarding the Law Library, contact (909) 460-2070.

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Physical Facilities

In January 2001, the University of La Verne College of Law opened the doors to its state-of-the-art law campus in the City of Ontario, in Southern California’s Inland Empire, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas of the United States.

The College of Law is located on a seven-acre site next to the Ontario Civic Center and the new Ontario City Library. With a spacious atrium tower and well-appointed classrooms, seminar rooms, and a courtroom, the College of Law building has approximately 64,000 square feet. Classrooms are equipped with the latest in audiovisual technologies, and Internet access is provided throughout campus via a combination of hardwired and wireless connections. The College of Law moot courtroom is equipped with a cutting edge digital video recording and editing system. Additionally, the computer lab provides 30 up-to-date student workstations.

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About the College of Law

Founded in 1970
Located in Ontario, California

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About the University

University of La Verne founded in 1891
University of La Verne accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

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Bar Passage Rates

University of La Verne College of Law 2015 Bar Passage Statistics as reported to the American Bar Association:

First Time Takers: 41 Avg. Pass Diff: -10.32
Reporting %: 100.00 Avg. School %: 53.66 Avg.State%: 63.98
Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State % Diff %
California 39 22 56.41 63.70 -7.29
New Jersey 1 0 NA 71.27 -71.27
Florida 1 0 NA 767.79 -67.79

For further information about La Verne Law, please select a year below to view the current Standard 509 information report from the ABA Annual Questionnaire:

2016 Information Report

2015 Information Report

2014 Information Report