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Criminal law expert Prof. Elizabeth Jones was a panelist on September 11th at the National Center for Victims of Crime's 2015 National Training Institute! Her fellow panelists included Prof. Paul Cassell (University of Utah College of Law) and attorney Tony Sarabia. 
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Professor Tracie Porter's scholarship on the school-to-prison pipeline is featured prominently in this article:

Western State Law Welcomes 119 1Ls in Anticipation of Move to Irvine; Over 30 Percent Increase in 1L Enrollment and Most Diverse Class in Recent History.

Faculty, administrators, staff and upper-level students at Western State College of Law welcomed 119 first-year law students to its current campus in Fullerton, CA in mid-August. The 119 students represent an increase in enrollment from the prior year of thirty three percent at the American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school.

“It is a true pleasure to welcome the first class of Western State Law students who will finish their first semester in Fullerton, and can expect to receive instruction in the first year curriculum in Irvine,” said Dean Allen Easley. The law school plans to relocate to Irvine in December 2015, pending ABA approval.

“We expect the Irvine campus to offer unprecedented benefits for our students in terms of employment and networking opportunities,” said Pamela Davidson, Associate Dean for Career Resources.

Western State Law’s first year class is also the most diverse class in recent history, with sixty five percent of the class identifying as students of color. “Western State has a historic commitment to being a school of opportunity and diversity,” said James Cheydleur, Interim Dean of Admissions. Last year, the National Jurist Magazine listed Western State as one of the most diverse law schools in the entire country.

The credentials of the entering class are substantially similar to last year’s first year class. The 75th and 25th percentile LSAT scores of the two classes are identical--at 151 and 146, respectively. The highest LSAT score for this year’s class is at 165, 3 points higher than last year’s class. The average GPA of this year’s class is 3.06, in comparison to last year’s average GPA of 3.09.

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Great to see the Western State Immigration Clinic's work with immigrant youth acknowledged in this article, which quotes Clinic Staff Attorney Sabrina Rivera and Clinic Director Jennifer Koh:

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Western State Law Welcomes 119 1Ls in Anticipation of Move to Irvine; Over 30 Percent Increase in 1L Enrollment and Most Diverse Class in Recent History.

Faculty, administrators, staff and upper-level students at Western State College of Law welcomed 119 first-year law students to its current campus in Fullerton, CA in mid-August. The 119 students represent an increase in enrollment from the prior year of thirty three percent at the American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school.

“It is a true pleasure to welcome the first class of Western State Law students who will finish their first semester in Fullerton, and can expect to receive instruction in the first year curriculum in Irvine,” said Dean Allen Easley. The law school plans to relocate to Irvine in December 2015, pending ABA approval.

“We expect the Irvine campus to offer unprecedented benefits for our students in terms of employment and networking opportunities,” said Pamela Davidson, Associate Dean for Career Resources.

Western State Law’s first year class is also the most diverse class in recent history, with sixty five percent of the class identifying as students of color. “Western State has a historic commitment to being a school of opportunity and diversity,” said James Cheydleur, Interim Dean of Admissions. Last year, the National Jurist Magazine listed Western State as one of the most diverse law schools in the entire country.

The credentials of the entering class are substantially similar to last year’s first year class. The 75th and 25th percentile LSAT scores of the two classes are identical--at 151 and 146, respectively. The highest LSAT score for this year’s class is at 165, 3 points higher than last year’s class. The average GPA of this year’s class is 3.06, in comparison to last year’s average GPA of 3.09.
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Prof. Jennifer Koh is cited extensively by the United States Supreme Court in Mellouli v. Lynch, a major immigration case issued this morning involving deportation from possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Nice shout-out from the Wall Street Journal Law Blog to Professor Liz Jones, whose article on "Breaking Bad" and police investigative practices ("The Good and (Breaking) Bad of Deceptive Police Practices") was recently published by the New Mexico Law Review's symposium issue on Breaking Bad and the Law.

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The Hollywood Reporter has named Western State Law alum David Fox (class of 1985), to its Power Lawyer 2015 list of Hollywood’s Top 100 Lawyers!

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The 1L Moot Court Competition officially concluded today with the final round of argument! Congratulations to all, and especially to the following award winners:
Cristel Martinez - Best Oralist
Jessie Prieto - Best Oralist
Kristina Coronado - Best Use of Policy
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Congratulations to Asya Ovsepyan, inaugural recipient of the Western State Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) summer stipend! Asya's PILF stipend will support her internship at the Orange County Public Defender's Office this summer. (With Dean Allen Easley and Professors Stacey Sobel and Jennifer Koh).
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