(Fullerton, Calif. – Aug. 12, 2009) Western State University College of Law, the oldest law school in Orange County, California, announced that it has received full accreditation approval by the American Bar Association (ABA).
Western State University’s full approval follows the ABA Accreditation Committee’s recommendation to its Council of the Section on Legal Education and Admission in early July. In 2005, the school was granted provisional approval by the ABA, signifying substantial compliance with ABA standards and a plan to bring the school into full compliance. A school is only granted provisional approval for a maximum of five years.
“This full American Bar Association accreditation approval is one of the strongest testaments we can receive regarding the quality education we have provided to a diversity of students, and the commitment our faculty, staff, and administration have made in the future of the school,” says William E. Adams, Jr., new dean of Western State University. “Not only have we demonstrated our compliance with the high academic standards that have been set before us, but we also feel more confident than ever that our graduates will be well-prepared to serve the legal community with excellence and a deserving sense of pride.”
In addition to becoming fully accredited by the ABA, Western State University remains accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California (CBE), which permits students to sit for the bar examination in California, and by the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Taught by a well qualified and experienced faculty, Western State’s teaching approach combines traditional classroom studies with computer technology and Internet-based education forums to help students learn more efficiently and effectively. Western State University College of Law offers a full-time program, which normally can be completed within three years; and a part-time program, which makes it possible for a student to continue at his or her job while going to law school.
For more information about Western State University College of Law, visit http://www.wsulaw.edu. For the school’s electronic press kit, visit http://www.wsulaw.edu/news/index_detail.asp?nid=28.
Western State University College of Law
Western State University College of Law (www.wsulaw.edu) was founded in 1966 and is the oldest law school in Orange County with more than 10,000 alumni. Located in the heart of Southern California, Western State University offers both full- and part-time programs, taught by a dedicated and highly motivated faculty who serve as scholars and mentors both inside and outside of the classroom.