The University of LaVerne School of Law has been going through a series of tough shocks of late. Last year, the ABA decided to deny the LaVerne full accreditation and instead strip it of provisional accreditation entirely. Recently, one of the school's faculty stars - John Linarelli - accepted a position heading the Swansea School of Law in Wales.
New California bar results show LaVerne's first-time pass rate at 56.3% - not helpful from an ABA point of view. (Remarkably, two other California ABA accredited schools posted even lower California bar pass rates. But even those two schools don't have to suffer the vexation of this accredited school's 5% California pass rate.)