Disclosure Required by Guidelines for Unaccredited Law Schools, Committee of Bar Examiners, State Bar of California, Effective January 1, 2008
The method of instruction at this law school for the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree program is [principally in physical classroom facilities]/[principally by correspondence]/[principally by technological means including interactive classes].
Students enrolled in the J.D. degree program at this law school who successfully complete the first year of law study must pass the First-Year Law Students’ Examination required by Business and Professions Code § 6060(h) and Rule VIII of the Rules Regulating Admission to Practice Law in California as part of the requirements to qualify to take the California Bar Examination. A student who passes the First-Year Law Students’ Examination within three (3) administrations of the examination after first becoming eligible to take it will receive credit for all legal studies completed to the time the examination is passed. A student who does not pass the examination within three (3) administrations of the examination after first becoming eligible to take it must be promptly disqualified from the law school’s J.D. degree program. If the dismissed student subsequently passes the examination, the student is eligible for re-enrollment in this law school’s J.D. degree program, but will receive credit for only one year of legal study.
Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy the requirements for admission to practice in jurisdictions other than California. A student intending to seek admission to practice law in a jurisdiction other than California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding the legal education requirements in that jurisdiction for admission to the practice of law.
2017 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
RULE 4.241 OF THE COMMITTEE OF BAR EXAMINERS OF CALIFORNIA
A. The School is Unaccredited but recognized by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State of California.
B. The School applied for provisional accreditation in 1983. The school withdrew application in 1984. No application has been filed within the last five years. The School has been in operation for 42 years.
C. The assets and liabilities of the school are as follows:
Assets: Land and Building: $1,000,000.00
Cash in Account: Approx. $ 156,000.00
D. The number and percentage of students who have taken and passed the First Year Law Exam in the previous 5 years is as follows:
E. The Number and percentage of students who have taken and passed the General Bar Examination in the previous 5 years is as follows:
F. The approximate number of legal volumes in the Library is 13,500.
G. The educational background and qualifications of the present faculty, administrator, and the Dean of Instruction areas follows: (Esq. denotes State Bar Admission/Member of at least one of the 50 state bars in the United States).
|DEAN||Garo Ghazarian Esq.||University of La Verne J.D.|
|ACADEMIC DEAN||Maria C. Vargas-Rodriguez Esq.||Loyola Law School J.D.|
|ADMINISTRATOR||Debra Elise Miller||Peoples College of Law J.D.|
|FACULTY||Alana Chazan Esq||CUNY School of Law J.D./Golden Gate School Law LLM|
|FACULTY||Clemente Franco Esq.||UCLA School of Law J.D.|
|FACULTY||Garo Ghazarian Esq.||University of La Verne J.D.|
|FACULTY||Wendy Hartmann Esq.||University of LaVerne J.D.|
|FACULTY||Sharon Kyle||Peoples College of Law J.D.|
|FACULTY||Chris Lim||University of Southern California J.D.|
|FACULTY||Javier Lopez-Perez. Esq.||InterAmerican University Law School J.D.|
|FACULTY||Cynthia Loo Esq.||University of Southern California School of Law J.D.|
|FACULTY||Ira Spiro Esq.||Boalt Law School J.D.|
|FACULTY||Marsha Teasly Esq.||Peoples College of Law J.D.|
|FACULTY||Martin Winfield Esq.||Pepperdine School of Law J.D.|
|FACULTY||Maria Vargas-Rodriguez Esq.||Loyola Law School J.D.|
H. The Ratio of Faculty to students for the previous 5 years is approximately one instructor to ten Students.
I. The Degree granted by Peoples College of Law may not satisfy requirements of other states for the practice of law. Applicants should inquire regarding such requirements, if any, to the state in which they wish to practice law.
J. The School has not been issued a Notice of Noncompliance by the Committee
K. Tuition and Fee Schedule: Application Fee: $50.00/$70.00 (non-refundable); Tuition Fee per Unit: $222.22; Accountability Fee: $600.00 per year and may be refundable by performing up to 40 hrs. of work each year. PCL fees may be subject to change. California State Bar Examiners: FYLSX: $624.00; Registration as a Law Student: $110.00; and the General Bar Exam: $624.00. Please check the California State Bar website http://calbar.xap.com/