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Western State College of Law in CA may be closing

One student says he has $3 in his checking account. I wonde ibrslave03/14/19
Wasn’t this Erwin Chemerinsky’s project? brokelawyer03/14/19
I thought he was at UC Irvine, but is now dean at Berkley. toooldtocare03/14/19
Okay. I guess Irvine (pop. 266k) didn’t need two law schoo brokelawyer03/14/19
I never even heard of this school. At first I thought they w cranky03/14/19
That’s a full 28 miles away. A shamefully long distance be brokelawyer03/15/19
No, it was not Erwin Chemerinsky’s project. legalace03/16/19
Erwin Chemerinsky was the first law dean at Irvine, but he l legalace03/16/19
District Attorney George Gascon of San Francisco went there. shitlawsf03/14/19
Those kids hit the jackpot if this place closes and they can bigsal03/16/19
But then they'll never be able to achieve their life-long dr wutwutwut03/16/19
Western State has been around a long, long time. Originally kaneloa03/16/19
Its original name was Western State University College of La legalace03/16/19
450 students? Good lord...and the tuition is $42k a year? polkhighrb03/16/19
ibrslave (Mar 14, 2019 - 12:53 pm)

One student says he has $3 in his checking account. I wonder how much $$$$ the administrators have in their checking accounts. https://abc7.com/education/shutdown-of-irvine-law-school-leaves-students-with-uncertain-future/5190519/. There’s even a link to their Go Fund Me page.

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brokelawyer (Mar 14, 2019 - 2:32 pm)

Wasn’t this Erwin Chemerinsky’s project?

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toooldtocare (Mar 14, 2019 - 5:06 pm)

I thought he was at UC Irvine, but is now dean at Berkley.

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brokelawyer (Mar 14, 2019 - 6:44 pm)

Okay. I guess Irvine (pop. 266k) didn’t need two law schools. Shocker.

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cranky (Mar 14, 2019 - 7:59 pm)

I never even heard of this school. At first I thought they were referring to the UCI law school. I guess these students aren't smart enough to transfer into other CA law schools. Is LaVerne law school still around?

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brokelawyer (Mar 15, 2019 - 1:18 am)

That’s a full 28 miles away. A shamefully long distance between law schools.

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legalace (Mar 16, 2019 - 7:42 pm)

No, it was not Erwin Chemerinsky’s project.

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legalace (Mar 16, 2019 - 7:42 pm)

Erwin Chemerinsky was the first law dean at Irvine, but he later became law dean at Berkeley.

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shitlawsf (Mar 14, 2019 - 9:25 pm)

District Attorney George Gascon of San Francisco went there. He's probably their most successful alum.

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bigsal (Mar 16, 2019 - 2:10 pm)

Those kids hit the jackpot if this place closes and they can discharge their student loans.

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wutwutwut (Mar 16, 2019 - 2:25 pm)

But then they'll never be able to achieve their life-long dream of becoming a lawyer just like Elle Woods or Harvey Specter!

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kaneloa (Mar 16, 2019 - 2:53 pm)

Western State has been around a long, long time. Originally it was a Cal Bar school that was for-profit. Its main campus was in Fullerton. When it sought ABA accreditation, the ABA made it spin off its San Diego campus and Thomas Jefferson was born. It moved to Irvine some time ago because it couldn't afford its campus anymore. I think they sold it to Cal State Fullerton.

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legalace (Mar 16, 2019 - 7:41 pm)

Its original name was Western State University College of Law. Thus its founders misled in two ways: It was a neither a state institution nor part of a university.

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polkhighrb (Mar 16, 2019 - 8:32 pm)

450 students? Good lord...and the tuition is $42k a year?

The not being able to eat thing (from the video) is kinda silly. I mean, I get it, eating food takes money. But the school closing or not closing shouldn't affect that. It does because the person is depending on the loans for money to live.

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