In addition to the regular academic program, students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities to expand their legal training and understanding.
University of La Verne Law Review is the student run and student-edited scholarly publication of La Verne Law. Membership on Law Review is the result of a selective process, based on both grades and successful completion of a writing competition. Each year, Law Review members host a major symposium in addition to publishing the annual legal journal, University of La Verne Law Review.
Board of Advocates
The Board of Advocates consists of the Moot Court Competition Teams, the Mock Trial Competition Teams, and the ADR Competition teams. Students who are placed on one of the competition teams become members of the Board of Advocates. The Board of Advocates is led by the Faculty Board, which consists of the faculty coaches and administrators, and the Student Executive Board, an elected panel of student competitors.
La Verne Law students participate in several national moot court competitions each year, giving them valuable opportunities to conduct legal research, draft briefs, and present their positions before a panel of experts. Moot Court participants are selected by a faculty panel from applicants who have successfully completed an intensive course of study in advanced Appellate Advocacy.
Mock Trial Teams
La Verne Law selects students to compete in trial team competitions such as the National Trial Team Competition, the San Diego Defense Lawyers Mock Trial Competition and the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor & Employment Law’s annual Law Student Trial Advocacy Competition.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
The La Verne Law Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) group provides students an opportunity to practice their mediation and arbitration skills to resolve disputes. Students who take part in the ADR Competition Team participate several times each year in competitions sponsored by the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution.
The La Verne Law study abroad program allows students to expand their knowledge during the summer by attending classes in another country. Our students can study at ABA-accredited law school programs in countries such as Spain, England, Italy, China, Russia and more. Credits earned over the summer transfer toward the J.D. degree.