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%.
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.
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.
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.
Online learning and distance education sometime gets a bad rap.
It’s understandable that people feel hesitant when they hear the phrase “online university.” But this skepticism often comes from misconceptions about what online classrooms look like on the inside, wariness of new technology, or simply a fear of change. I’d like to go through and debunk some of the myths of online learning that we come across as educators, as well as pros that differentiate online schools from brick-and-mortar institutions.
Paul Young graduated from Abraham Lincoln University School of Law in 2007. He’s now a busy, successful attorney and private investigator with his own law firm focused on judgment enforcement. I was thrilled to talk to him about his career and his time at ALU and to bring you his bits of wisdom.
I had the privilege of interviewing ALU School of Law graduate, attorney and inspiration, RoseAnn Frazee, class of 2008. Ms. Frazee passed the bar on her first try at the age of 65, but she had been studying and “practicing” law since she was 12 years old in Alaska.