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%.
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.
Los Angeles, CA: There are around 13,300 homeless women on the streets of Los Angeles. Abraham Lincoln University, an online law school based in LA, will be teaching an expungement clinic at Downtown Women’s Center on Skid Row in order to address this major cause of sustained homelessness: the criminal record.
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.