you are absolutely correct but I am concerned if La Verne loses its accredidation how the legal community will respond. I am sure many employers and other legal professionals will try to look past Whittiers' probationary status but that does not hide the fact that probationary means just that, probation... This is not to say La Verne will fail to gain full accredidation but it is a definite possibility.
I am not sure how I feel about La Verne. I do not think I would mind going there its just my pride that might have to take a hit. Everyone wants to go to an established school that has a name...
At the end of the day, you have to do what is best for you.
I chose the school that would be best for me in terms of graduating with lowest amount of debt, ( i recieved a generous scholarship) and where I felt the school had a strong connection and regional reputation. La Verne was the answer for me.
Alot of people want to be able to brag that they go to Ucla or Harvard or Yale. Those are terrific schools that I would be proud to attend as well.They are not however, best for everyone.
I guess for me, because I struggled and had to bust my butt to get where I am at, I am proud of the fact that I am attending an ABA approved law school. I am the first in my family to graduate college and I went to a respected University of California school for undergrad.
At the end of the day, I take pride in the fact that I was able to work and provide for my family ( mother, disabled father, a younger brother) and I can still take care of them while I attend law school close by.
Goodluck to you with your decision.