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January 19, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Western State University College of Law is making plans to open a satellite campus here in hopes of becoming the first established law school in the burgeoning South County area, its president said Thursday. Western State, already the largest law school in California, hopes to have as many as 200 students in Irvine by the 1990 fall semester, with the possibility of expanding to 1,000 students within four or five years.
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February 22, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Murray L. Schwartz, 87, dean of the UCLA School of Law from 1969 to 1975 and a longtime professor there, died of heart failure Feb. 15 at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, said UCLA spokeswoman Sara Wolosky. A specialist in criminal law and legal ethics, Schwartz joined the UCLA faculty in 1958 and was the first to hold the David G. Price and Dallas P. Price Chair in Law. He also served as UCLA's vice chancellor from 1988 until 1991, when he was granted emeritus status. Known for his teaching skills, Schwartz won the law school's Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching and was named professor of the year by the graduating class of 1986.
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July 28, 2001 | DENNIS McLELLAN and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The dean of a small Christian law school in Santa Ana has been suspended with pay for several weeks while authorities look into allegations that he lifted text from the Encyclopaedia Britannica for an article in the school's law journal. The allegations concern an article that Trinity Law School Dean Winston L. Frost wrote on the history of human rights for the Trinity Law Review last year. Frost, 43, also works as a part-time judge for the Orange County Superior Court.
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September 20, 2000 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
The San Fernando Valley College of Law will celebrate a return to the use of its original name at a ribbon-cutting ceremony tonight. The Valley's only law school, founded in 1962, merged with the University of La Verne in 1985, making it the University of La Verne, San Fernando Valley College of Law campus. The university also runs a law school in Ontario that next month will apply for American Bar Assn. approval.
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May 2, 1999
The president of the California Bar Assn. will deliver the keynote address at Whittier Law School's 1999 commencement ceremony. Raymond C. Marshall, a San Francisco attorney, will speak to law school graduates on May 16 at the campus, 3333 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. It's the second commencement since the school moved from Los Angeles to Orange County. Information: (714) 444-4141.
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July 1, 2001 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They dropped out of law school halfway through, but that was apparently all the education they needed to grasp the fundamental lessons of lawyering. In a case that gives new meaning to the term "class action," more than a dozen former law students of Chapman University are suing the institution, claiming that it conned them into enrolling in a then-second-rate law school struggling for recognition.
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April 24, 1996 | RUSS LOAR
Whittier College Law School's first Orange County classes will begin this fall near an Irvine shopping center, college officials said. The college revealed plans in February to move the 650-student law school from Los Angeles to Orange County. The 20-year-old law school now operates out of a 60,000-square-foot facility in Los Angeles' Hancock Park area. College officials are negotiating for a permanent site in Irvine.
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August 25, 2001 | Associated Press
Courses have begun for 120 students at the new law school at the University of St. Thomas, a Roman Catholic institution that plans to take a faith-based approach to learning the legal system. "While most places study the law based on reasoning, faith-based schools integrate a belief system with reasoning," said the dean, David Link, formerly dean of the University of Notre Dame law school.
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March 11, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will visit Whittier Law School next month for formal dedication of the 15-acre campus on Harbor Boulevard. Whittier opened to students in August but scheduled the ceremony for April 14, in part to accommodate Kennedy's schedule. The justice will speak at the dedication and teach day and evening classes over two days. Whittier faculty do not know exactly what he will lecture on but they expect him to address constitutional law.
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May 19, 2000
Mathew L. Spitzer, an authority in federal broadcasting law, has been named dean of the University of Southern California Law School. Spitzer is a professor at the law school and director of the USC Center for Communications Law and Policy. "He will bring to the dean's office the highest academic standards and the enthusiasm and creativity to lead the law school to the next level of excellence," said Lloyd Armstrong Jr., USC's senior vice president for academic affairs.
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