Law students Dr. Dona Stevens and Dr. Barrett Vaughan represented Abraham Lincoln University’s Park Senate this past summer at Delta Theta Phi Fraternity's (DTP) 60th Biennial Convention & Leadership Conference in New Orleans. For three days, the law fraternity brothers and sisters from all over the country met at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (many for the first time) for a special blend of networking, education, and programming designed to encourage them to become more effective practitioners and leaders. Barrett and Dona came back from their trip with plenty to report!
The American Bar Association’s average passage rate for first-time takers who took the exam in February 2017 was 45% with schools in other categories coming in significantly lower. ALU is proud to announce that their passage rate is higher than the average rate recorded for test takers coming from California ABA schools, as well as schools from all other categories. With a passage rate of 50%, ALU managed to outpace its own category (unaccredited distance learning) by 32%.
Theida Salazar is a Los Angeles based attorney and Abraham Lincoln University Alumnus who has been running his own practice since 2014. Most recently, Salazar and his co-counsel Keith Altman have taken on a lawsuit spurred by three different families who lost loved ones in the San Bernardino terrorist attacks in December of 2015.
Kanako Blondet graduated from Abraham Lincoln University School of Law in 2007. As a Social Worker, Blondet experienced first hand how life altering a lawyer's presence in court could be for families, especially children and defendants in need of an interpreter. These moments in court are what prompted her to take her knowledge of the law to the next level and eventually, to join the California Innocence Project.
“No good comes from killing healthy animals, period,” said Lisa Edmondson, a long-time volunteer at Los Angeles Animal Services. In her years as an animal rights activist, Lisa has seen great progress in Los Angeles, a city she believes is leading the way across the country to make “kill-shelters” a thing of the past.
We are proud to announce that Christopher Boucher, a fourth year law student at ALU, has been selected for the 2017 National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA) Foundation's Anthony C. "Tony" Russo Scholarship award. The Foundation provides scholarships to graduate students studying labor and employee relations or a closely related field.
We are proud to announce that ALU has partnered with Advanced Security Concepts, Inc. Because of our new collaboration with ASC, students can earn their degree, such as criminal justice, and their security certificates simultaneously. We spoke briefly with one of our ALU staff members, Isaac Hanson, who has studied at both ALU and ASC. Isaac trained in the military, guarding nuclear weapons depots and US embassies. He says he always wanted to protect people ever since he was a kid.
We know we have incredible, talented students. But it's nice when the rest of the world acknowledges this as well. We are proud to announce current ALU law student, Azadeh Manoussi, has been accepted into USC's Masters of Law program. We asked her a few questions about her journey below.
If you're part of the Los Angeles law community and you sing or play an instrument, consider auditioning for the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic!
They are currently looking for musicians and singers in the legal field. ALU is proud to have staff members, faculty, and students participating in “LA’s only legal orchestra.”
I was honored to interview Dr. Jonathan Kramer, Esq., JD, LL.M, DLP, one of our awe-inspiring ALU alumni (2001), about his time as a law student and all of his adventures since graduating. Jonathan Kramer serves on Abraham Lincoln University's Advisory Committee and on the Academic Program Advisory Board for the Juris Doctor. He offers input about curricular needs and improvement for the law program.