The American Bar Association (ABA) granted provisional approval to the University of La Verne College of Law on February 13, 2006, making it the only ABA-approved* law school in Inland Southern California.
Provisional approval precedes full ABA approval. It is the policy of the ABA that students enrolled at a provisionally-approved school are entitled to all the rights and privileges to which students at fully approved schools are entitled. A law school must remain in provisional status for a minimum of two years before becoming eligible for consideration for full approval.
The University of La Verne is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Among the other memberships maintained by the University are those in the American Council on Education, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, and Independent Colleges of Southern California.
*The University of La Verne College of Law has been provisionally approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association since 2006. The Section of Legal Education may be contacted at 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610 or by phone at (312) 988-6738.