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University of La Verne — College of Law

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
Department:
College of Law
Degrees Awarded:
JD, JD/MBA, JD/MPA
Admissions Deadlines:

Priority Deadline, Fall Decision: July 1

La Verne Law operates on what is known as a rolling admissions process. Applicants are evaluated and provided admission decisions on a continuous basis over several months, usually beginning in late fall and extending to midsummer.

Admissions Cycle:

Fall Applicants: September-July 

Program Start:
Fall: August
Program Founded:
January, 2011

Benefits

Prospective students applying through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program will have the $50 application fee waived. As an added benefit to participating in the Coverdell Fellows Program, La Verne Law intends to provide a stipend for Fellows who qualify for the Program. The stipend can be used for fees, books, educational supplies, housing, travel, and medical insurance. Each Fellow is eligible to receive between $1,500 to $4,500 per year in stipends. Fellows would receive the stipend at the start of each academic year and must complete the Program requirements in order to renew the annual stipend benefit.

Description

The University of La Verne College of Law seeks graduates from the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program in order to attract public service-minded students who show an understanding of the local implications of global problems. La Verne Law is located in a section of Southern California known as the Inland Empire, one of the most rapidly growing areas in California. The Inland Empire is an extraordinarily diverse community. It is home to a large number of immigrants and others who face significant social barriers such as unemployment and homelessness.

La Verne Law Fellows would assist in providing legal services to people who cannot afford attorneys via externships with local public interest organizations or participation in one of the law school's two clinics. Underserved members of the community would gain access to competent legal representation, and we believe that Fellows would be able to offer empathy, compassion, and a respect for diversity in addition to providing sound legal advice.

Requirements

All Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program applicants are required to register with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Credential Assembly Service (CAS). CAS keeps records of letters of recommendation, transcripts, and the LSAT score. Applicants must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. We ask that students interested in being considered for the Coverdell Fellows Program apply by July 1, 2014 for enrollment in Fall 2014. Additionally, students who are admitted and who accept La Verne Law's offer of admission will be required to submit official transcripts directly to La Verne Law prior to registration for classes. A complete application to La Verne Law includes:

§  A complete application

§  LSAT score report

§  A personal statement

§  Two letters of recommendation

§  Current CAS subscription

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Kelly Fragiacomo
Assistant Director, Admissions

Mail
College of Law
320 East D Street
La Verne, California 91764
Telephone
(877) 858-4529
Fax
(909) 460-2082
Email
lawadm@laverne.edu

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