ABA withdraws accreditation for La Verne law school Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Contra Costa Times: “The University of La Verne College of Law will lose its provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association at the end of the month because of low pass rates by first-time bar takers,” reports Neil Nisperos. Only 47% of La Verne graduates who were taking the bar exam for the first time passed in July 2010, the lowest percentage of any ABA-approved school and significantly lower than several schools that are not ABA approved. The pass rate for La Verne graduates was even lower in July 2009, at 34%. The loss of ABA accreditation means La Verne graduates will not be eligible to take bar exams outside of California.