Monday, August 1, 2016

ABA Cockroaches Bestowed Full Accreditation Upon University of La Verne College of Law

Belated Congratulations, Pigs: On March 14, 2016, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin published a Monica Rodriguez piece that was entitled “University of La Verne law school receives full accreditation from American Bar Association.” Look at this opening:

“It took time and a great deal of effort, but the University of La Verne College of Law has achieved a long-sought goal: full accreditation from the American Bar Association. 

The blessing comes after previous attempts were stymied by a low first-time bar passage rate. University President Devorah Lieberman said the achievement brings to fruition a dream of founding dean and Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Paul Egly, who opened the school in 1970. 

As he envisioned it, the university’s law school would prepare students to not only practice law locally but also “live up to the mission of the university,” she said, referring to the college’s commitment to social justice. 

Earning the recognition sends out a message about the program, Lieberman said. “It communicates the University of La Verne law school can be seen as an equal to any other” American Bar Association-approved school, she said. 

College of Law Dean Gilbert A. Holmes, who has been at the university since 2013, was happy to receive the news but even more pleased for those who have been with the college longer than he has...  

The school initiated the process to become ABA accredited in the late 1990s, Holmes said. 

It wasn’t always easy. 

In 2010, the school was at risk of losing its provisional accreditation when the American Bar Association took notice of the college’s 2009 first-time bar passage rate, which at the time was 34 percent.” [Emphasis mine]

As if these cockroaches would know a thing about hard work. I’m sure they’ve read about, observed, and studied the concept though. By the way, moron: La Verne COL is not equal to Yale or Stanford.  Hell, Third Tier Drake is better.  Also, good luck fighting for "social justice" when you're working in retail - or selling insurance premiums - as a La Verne Law grad.  Later on, the author noted the following:

“What’s next for the College of Law?

“First of all we continue to strive for excellence,” Holmes said. The goal is to prepare top-notch legal professionals and to provide services that benefit students, the community and those in the field of law.

The program will continue to implement innovative programs, such as its new “true tuition model,” which Lieberman called Holmes’ brain child. Implemented in 2014, it the program cut tuition from $39,000 to $25,500 a year for full-time students and to $19,000 a year for part-time students.

It makes ULV’s College of Law the most affordable American Bar Association-accredited law school program in the state, and prompted an increase enrollment, Holmes said.” [Emphasis mine]

Yes, featuring first-time bar passage rates of 34 percent, recently, is a great sign of excellence, right?!?! Then again, it went up to 56 percent for the Class of 2015. However, that figure is still embarrassing. Imagine if an accredited medical school featured similar success on the licensing boards.

TTTTT Press Release: On April 14, 2016, the swine posted a press release, written by Melissa Pinion, that was labeled “College of Law Earns Full ABA Accreditation.” Check out this portion:

“The University of La Verne College of Law on March 14 received full accreditation from the American Bar Association, an accomplishment gained through the implementation of innovative programs that have increased accessibility, enrollment and success for its students. This ABA action raises the College of Law from its provisional status, which it received in March 2012. 

“We are pleased the ABA has recognized and affirmed the important work of the College of Law in developing future legal leaders in the community,” said President Devorah Lieberman. “Our pursuit has never ceased in realizing the dream Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Paul Egly had in 1970 to bring an accredited law school to Inland Southern California. This action is testament to the power of that dream. I would like to thank former University of La Verne President Steve Morgan for helping shepherd the law school through the journey preparing us for this moment of full accreditation.” [Emphasis mine]

This story is still featured prominently under the Current News tab of the trash pit’s web page.  They are proud of this accompli$hmenTTTTT.

Ranking: Attaining full accreditation will not improve this toilet’s reputation. The Univer$iTTTTTy of La Verne Commode of Law was still listed as “Unranked” – by US “News” & World Report. This is the equivalent of fifth tier. And that is after 40 years of being in taxpayer-subsidized business.

Conclusion: Avoid the Univer$iTTTTTy of La Verne Commode of Law – at all costs. I don’t care if they give you a full scholarship and a car. You are MUCH better off remaining in your current job and trying to work your way up to management – or earn a raise or bonuses. This pile of excrement was founded in 1970, and it took 42 damn years to obtain provisional accreditation – from an organization that hands out the credential as if it was candy. That tells you all you need to know about this place.


  1. "Sooooo-cial Juuuuuuuuus-tice!"

    Stretch out the vowels and do Jazz Hands when you say it...

  2. The inflated ABA jobs stats for class of 2015:
    Of a graduating class of 39, 1 was unemployed/deferred, 3 were unemployed not seeking, and 8 were unemployed seeking. So nearly one-third of the class was unemployed 10 months after graduation. Of the remaining, 5 were in long term part time jobs.
    Can you imagine a school in any other profession with job results as poor as these?
    Just imagine your state medical/dental/nursing/pharmacy schools reporting these numbers. Or your local teacher's college.
    How do these crooks get away with this? It's the perfect scam.

    1. pharmacy and teaching are already at that point. nursing would be if women didnt quit and rely on hubbie.

  3. University of La Verne College of Law Alma Mater:

    One, two, three years thrown away, five, six figures of lifetime debt.
    Sleazy, lawprofs, scam dean frauduling
    We're gonna do it

    Give us any chance, we'll take it
    Tell us all we're fools, we'll take it
    We're gonna make our dreams come true
    Doin' it our way

    Nothin's gonna make us scram now
    Sign the notes, it's not a scam now
    We're gonna make our dreams come true
    Doin' it our way

    There's not a bar that we can't fail
    Never heard the word implausible
    This time there's no warning us
    We're gonna do it

    On your mark, get set, and go now
    Got a dream and we just know now
    Biglaw is our birthright and our due
    And we'll do it our way, yes our way
    Make all our dreams come true
    And we'll do it our way, yes our way
    Make all our dreams come true
    For me and you

    Professors Lenny and Squiggy get all misty eyed whenever they hear it.

    1. Awesome, 12:43, awesome.

  4. The class of 2015 from this dump sure hit it big. 31% were unemployed 10 months after graduation. Only 38% obtained full time, long term, bar passage required employment (none in law offices larger than 25 attorneys). Two graduates were employed in part time, long term, non-professional positions - meaning you can stop by and say hello to them at the local Meijer or Starbucks. One graduate was employed in a full time, long term, “professional position” - meaning they returned to their old job. Remember when pig Ted Seto from Loyola Los Angeles claimed that beginning in the fall of 2015, employers were likely to experience an undersupply of law grads. He must have meant that with the sharp decline in law school enrollment, Starbucks, retailers, and restaurants would receive fewer applications from desperate law graduates. These results also contradict pig Rene Reich-Graefe’s 2014 claim that current and future law students are standing at the threshold of the most robust legal market that ever existed in this country. I suppose when a law school is paying you 6 figures to work 6 hours a week, the legal market feels robust. Strange how these pigs never address the BEA data showing that real value added in the legal industry has contracted sharply. Nor do they ever address the declining productivity data.

    Despite the low bar passage rates and the dismal job prospects for graduates, this dump has no shame and is happy to take your student loan money, no questions asked. They only require that you have a pulse. The make up of the 2015 entering class featured a dismal 50th percentile GPA of 2.91, a putrid 50th percentile LSAT of 147, and a bottom feeding 25th percentile LSAT of 144. To put that into better perspective, La Verne is reaching down into the 33rd and 22nd percentile of LSAT takers.

    And Nando is absolutely correct with his comparison to accredited medical schools. In 2015, 94% of examinees from U.S. and Canadian MD granting schools passed the USMLE step 1. 94% of examinees from DO granting schools passed. More significantly, 72% of examinees from non-U.S./Canadian schools passed (examinees from Caribbean and other foreign schools)! Think about that lemming. Students at Caribbean and other foreign medical schools are more likely to pass U.S. licensing exams than law graduates at La Verne and other low ranked ABA approved dumps. Not only that, but 6,638 out of 12,790 (51.9%) graduates from foreign medical schools matched into a U.S. residency. You have a better chance of securing employment and paying off your student loans attending a Caribbean medical school than you do attending an ABA dump!

    1. Yes, remember 4 years ago when Don LeDuc, Cooley Dean and President for Life, predicted that 2-3 years hence there would be a shortage of attorneys due to all of the older lawyers retiring? I guess we are still waiting for that shortage to materialize . . .

    2. It has already materialized. You obviously have not done your homework.

  5. Laverne & Shirley was a cornball show. But it wasn't a TTTT show. And the theme song wasn't terrible. On the other hand La Verne College of Law is a piece of shit.

    1. More to your point, those dumb enough to watch it incurred no debt other than if it was the only reason they paid for cable and put it on Visa or MasterCard.

  6. 40 miles away you can go to a top-tier University of California system school. University of California, Irvine. Others avail 60 miles out as well.

  7. Completely missed it: The little illegal immigrant girl at the DNC who wanted to grow up to be a lawyer to help more illegals. But, it's racist to warn people about law school, as we've all learned....

    1. The scamsters have no racial bias--they will stick your defaulted student loan debt to the American taxpayer without shame no matter what your ethnicity is...

    2. I can see it now: And then when these same people end up living as second-class citizens and virtual slaves because of the staggering debt and dismal job prospects, suddenly it will be our fault too for not doing more or better to stop them from wrecking their own lives. (Whether or not they'll directly any of that anger at the scammers themselves remains to be seen).

      Still, that one particular little girl at the DNC has about ~20 years to go before hitting law school, so hopefully she can be dissuaded in the meantime.


    Take a look at the trash pit's Admi$$ion$ page:

    "La Verne Law is currently accepting applications for:
    Fall 2016

    Full-Time Day Program
    Part-Time Day Program
    Part-Time Evening Program

    Priority Deadline: July 1, 2016

    Apply online now!

    Click here to pay for your seat deposit.


    Just as the practice of law is more than courtrooms and conflict, law school should be more than classrooms and legal briefs. At the University of La Verne College of Law, our small class sizes and optimal student-to-teacher ratios will allow you to thoroughly explore your interests and discover the best path to your successful legal career, a journey that will not only fulfill your dreams, but help you make a positive impact in your community as well.

    You will find that La Verne Law’s professors practice a true open-door policy, taking a personal interest in your success. It won’t be unusual to have the same leading scholar who mentors you by day attend your softball game or student BBQ at night. In fact, in our distinctively personal environment, you’re as likely to discuss the day’s headlines with the Dean as you are with another student, both of whom will know you by name.

    We invite you to take a closer look at the uniquely rewarding experience that awaits you at La Verne Law."

    These cockroaches are desperate. Fall classes start in a few weeks, and the "Priority Deadline" is June 1, 2016. Hell, they are still taking applications! By the way, morons: attending a TTTTT is a garbage path for a successful legal career. Good luck paying back your massive student loans - while you work at Hot Dog on a Stick. Now go make some more lemonade, Bitch!

    1. "Priority", about two months before classes start? Jesus. Whom are they kidding?

      They'll probably admit people two weeks after classes start.

      Act now, and we'll throw in a tacky sweater with a big script L over the left side of the chest.

  9. I'll tell you what. This here law school is a piece of shit. Know what I mean, Vern?


  10. I preferred Sanford and Son. Stay out of law school, you big dummy!

  11. When is the ABA gonna accredit a treehouse as a genuine law school?


    Take a look at the Wikipedia entry on the pile of excrement known as the University of La Verne Commode of Law:

    "Academic profile

    Degrees offered

    The school offers the Juris Doctor (JD) law degree. This requires 88 credits which can be done on a full-time basis over 3 years or on a part-time basis over 4 years.

    The school also offers two dual degree programs in conjunction with the University of La Verne College of Business and Public Management, the Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA) and Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA).

    Accreditation and ABA approval

    On August 29, 2011, the school announced it received accreditation from the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California.

    The College of Law first received provisional approval by the American Bar Association in 2006. Full approval was denied by the ABA in June 2011, as the first-time bar pass rate had not improved sufficiently. In March 2012, the ABA again granted provisional approval through 2017 following an extensive review of the law school’s program of legal education, faculty, admissions and student services, facilities and bar pass rate.

    On March 14, 2016, The University of La Verne College of Law received full accreditation from the American Bar Association." [Internal citations removed]

    What a prestigious toilet, huh?!?! Their mothers must be exceptionally proud. Hell, completing a coloring book is a bigger accomplishment than earning a degree from this cesspool.


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