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University of La Verne College of Law

The rigorous academic program at the College of Law is designed to provide grounding in legal theory, lawyering skills, and ethics - areas critical to the modern practice of law. Successful completion of the J.D. degree at the University of La Verne College of Law requires completion of a total of 88 units. In order to provide a complete and comprehensive legal education, the College of Law has structured the curriculum so that the general legal education is related to the actual practice of law. Legal research and the writing of legal memoranda are expected in several courses. Required courses and many regularly-offered electives stress the practical application of legal rules. In addition, the Lawyering Skills Practicum and clinical externship programs provide opportunities to counsel clients and effectively represent varied legal positions. As a result, J.D. recipients from the College of Law enter the legal profession not only with a solid comprehension of the law but also with a strong understanding of professional expectations and rules of conduct in the practice of law. The College of Law offers both full-time and part-time J.D. programs. Learn more to decide which program best fits your needs:

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 188
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 147 - 154
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 2.46 - 3.15
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 55.05%
Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 60.0%
Tuition $40,732

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About University of La Verne College of Law

The rigorous academic program at the College of Law is designed to provide grounding in legal theory, lawyering skills, and ethics - areas critical to the modern practice of law. Successful completion of the J.D. degree at the University of La Verne College of Law requires completion of a total of 88 units. In order to provide a complete and comprehensive legal education, the College of Law has structured the curriculum so that the general legal education is related to the actual practice of law. Legal research and the writing of legal memoranda are expected in several courses. Required courses and many regularly-offered electives stress the practical application of legal rules. In addition, the Lawyering Skills Practicum and clinical externship programs provide opportunities to counsel clients and effectively represent varied legal positions. As a result, J.D. recipients from the College of Law enter the legal profession not only with a solid comprehension of the law but also with a strong understanding of professional expectations and rules of conduct in the practice of law. The College of Law offers both full-time and part-time J.D. programs. Learn more to decide which program best fits your needs:

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 90

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Judicial Law Clerks
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Joint Degree Programs Offered

JD/MBA - 4 years JD/MPA - 4 years

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 30
Full-Time Faculty 10
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 6
Part-Time Faculty 14
Faculty Gender 53% Male
40% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 13 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 53% Male
47% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 57%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 1%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 23%
Black or African American 3%
Asian 13%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $40,732 Same as On-Campus
Housing $18,225 N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $58,957 $40,732

Financial Aid

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision:

Average Age Admitted: 27

Application Fee: $50

Incoming Class

University of La Verne College of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 147 - 154
LSAT Part-Time 148 - 153
LSAT Total 147 - 154

University of La Verne College of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 2.39 - 3.15
Part-Time 2.65 - 3.3
Total 2.46 - 3.15

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Personal Essay, Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Optional: Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities, Interview, State Residency

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 99%
First Time Pass Rate 55%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 71%

Campus Recruitment

Number of Employers Recruiting on Campus 40
First Year Recruitment Time Summer
Second Year Recruitment Time Summer

Employment

Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 60%
Average Starting Salary $61,002
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 30 46%
Firm Sized 11-25 3 5%
Firm Sized 26-50 1 5%
Firm Sized 51-100 1 2%
Firm Sized 101-250 1 2%
Firm Sized 501+ 1 2%
Business Industry 20 31%
Government 4 6%
Public Interest 2 3%
Academia 1 2%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 5 5%
Unemployed, Seeking 31 30%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 3 3%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
IL 2%
NY 2%
CA 97%
International 1%

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of La Verne College of Law include:

  • James J. Manning, Jr. - Senior Attorney, Reid & Hellyer, Riverside, CA
  • Eileen M. Teichert - City Attorney for the City of Sacramento, CA
  • The Honorable Jean Pfeiffer Leonard - Judge, Juvenile Court, Riverside, CA
  • The Honorable Dennis Aichroth - Judge, Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA
  • Thomas M. Finn - HSC Regional Director (S.Region), Dublin, Ireland

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