The University of La Verne College of Law is approved and accredited by the California Committee of Bar Examiners for the State Bar of California. The California Accreditation Rule and Standards are located the California State Bar website.
On November 18, 2019, the Board of Trustees of the University of La Verne directed the University of La Verne’s College of Law to resign and discontinue its American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited program of legal education and instructed the College of Law to transition its program of legal education to a high-quality program of legal education approved and accredited by the State Bar of California.
All newly admitted and enrolled fall 2020 1L students will be enrolled in a program of legal education approved and accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners for the State Bar of California and not the ABA. Accordingly, enrolled students this fall and after will have the opportunity to earn a JD and graduate from a school that is approved and accredited exclusively by the State Bar of California.
Study at, or graduation from this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or be admitted to practice law in jurisdictions other than California. A student who intends to seek admission to practice outside of California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding its education and admission requirements. [See Title 4. Admissions and Educational Standards, Division 2. Accredited Law School Rule 2.3(D) Required Disclosures].