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May 10, 2002
-- Deirdre Newman South Coast Plaza developer Henry Segerstrom is being honored by Whittier Law School for his dedication to the city and the Orange County community. Segerstrom will receive an honorary degree during Whittier Law School's 34th commencement on May 19 along with Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer and retired Orange County Superior Court Judge Bruce Sumner. Segerstrom is managing partner of C.J. Segerstrom & Sons -- developer, owner and manager of South Coast Plaza, Metro Pointe and most recently Home Ranch.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | April 27, 2013
A Costa Mesa law school hopes to ease the stress on the California court system, which has suffered severe budget cuts, by offering its newly christened practice courtroom on campus for official legal proceedings. In response to belt-tightening within the state's legal system, Whittier Law School plans to invite authentic trials and arbitration to its facility. Such a setup would benefit students, as well, allowing them to observe the proceedings in the school's fully functioning 4,400-square-foot courtroom, which opened this month.
NEWS
By Hannah Fry | March 8, 2014
Whittier Law School students and alumni shared their stories and experiences to roughly a dozen Orange County college students Friday afternoon. The goal of the Costa Mesa-based law school's Diversity Day event, put on by the Hispanic American Law Student Assn., was to provide information to college students, especially minorities who are thinking about entering law school, said Luis Elias, a third-year student at Whittier and president of the...
NEWS
May 3, 2000
COSTA MESA -- Robert Scott Wylie has been named director of the Whittier Law School Children's Rights Clinic, which is expected to open in September. "Scott Wylie is a highly respected leader in public interest law in Southern California. He is well known in the community as a fine educator and administrator and we are pleased to have him associated with our law school," said Whittier Law School Dean John A. FitzRandolph, who appointed Wylie. Wylie, who most recently served as executive director and general counsel of the Public Law Center in Santa Ana, has been the head of the center, the only private public interest law firm in the county, for seven year.
NEWS
February 1, 2004
Shawbong Fok Walk along one of the fluorescent-lighted hallways of Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa and you will see a row of wood-framed pictures, listing its graduates, year by year in chronological order. At the end of the row, there is the 2003 graduating class frame, in which you see names like Robina Ali, Man Thi Nguyen, Horacio De La Vega, Bradford Cormany Beckett and Jameika Williams. Such diversity underscores the recent change in the legal profession, historically the bastion of white males, according to Robert Wylie, associate dean of Whittier Law School.
NEWS
September 16, 2003
Student charged with insurance fraud The San Bernardino County District Attorney's office on Monday filed four counts of felony insurance fraud against a 21-year-old Whittier Law School student, officials said. Prosecutors alleged that 21-year-old Roopinder Goraya of Fontana submitted a claim to Safeco Insurance saying his car stereo had been stolen. Officials said Goraya provided a receipt that was fraudulently prepared by a friend, 24-year-old Samir Rai of Chino Hills.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | February 5, 2008
COSTA MESA — Arlene Cole settled into a chair at Whittier Law School at 5 a.m. today and prepared to spend most of the next 18 hours there. The Costa Mesa resident was among those signing in voters on Super Tuesday after she and her fellow volunteers devoted Monday to setting up voting booths in a spare room at the school on Harbor Boulevard. She had never volunteered all day for an election before, and she hoped that her stamina would hold up. “You can say it’s exciting, but after the excitement ends, you’re numb,” Cole said.
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February 1, 2007
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By Hannah Fry | March 8, 2014
Whittier Law School students and alumni shared their stories and experiences to roughly a dozen Orange County college students Friday afternoon. The goal of the Costa Mesa-based law school's Diversity Day event, put on by the Hispanic American Law Student Assn., was to provide information to college students, especially minorities who are thinking about entering law school, said Luis Elias, a third-year student at Whittier and president of the...
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NEWS
March 6, 2014
Former state Sen. Tom Harman has endorsed Costa Mesa City Council candidate Tony Capitelli, according to a recent news release. In it, Harman, a Republican whose 35th District included Costa Mesa, called Capitelli a "principled young leader who has the ability to collaborate and work with all sides to solve problems. Tony would be a great addition to the Costa Mesa City Council. " Capitelli said in the release that he was "truly honored to have the support [of] such an effective leader.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | February 5, 2014
A UC Irvine employee accused of posting anti-Semitic and anti-black photos online has been reassigned to a job that will minimize his contact with students, according to a campus officials. The move, which was made Monday, comes after a campus investigation into a full-time parking enforcement officer, Carlos Vazquez, who has been on paid leave since October, when CBS-2 aired a segment accusing Vazquez of racist postings on his personal Instagram account The posts allegedly included a picture of Hitler holding a child captioned, "Proud father moment when my daughter met the great [fuehrer]
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | August 19, 2013
A district representative for U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) has declared his candidacy for the Costa Mesa City Council. Tony Capitelli, 28, said Monday that he intends to run during the November 2014 general election. He is the first newcomer to declare his candidacy for the five-member council, which will have two open seats next year. After two four-year terms, Councilwoman Wendy Leece will be prevented from running again. Mayor Jim Righeimer's term will also expire, though he is eligible to run for a second term.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | April 27, 2013
A Costa Mesa law school hopes to ease the stress on the California court system, which has suffered severe budget cuts, by offering its newly christened practice courtroom on campus for official legal proceedings. In response to belt-tightening within the state's legal system, Whittier Law School plans to invite authentic trials and arbitration to its facility. Such a setup would benefit students, as well, allowing them to observe the proceedings in the school's fully functioning 4,400-square-foot courtroom, which opened this month.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | November 29, 2012
UC Irvine School of Law's first graduating class is already competing with elite law schools, judging by one state standard. In the 2012 class, 46 of 51 students - 90% - passed the California bar exam on their first try in July, the university announced. That percentage is significantly higher than average. "I was thrilled, but of course, that's been our goal from the very beginning," said founding UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. He went into the program intent on building a top-20 law school.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | November 29, 2012
New curriculum at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa is beginning to pay off with significantly more students passing California's bar exam, school officials announced Thursday. In July 2012, 99 out of 141 first-time test takers from Whittier passed. That 70% is compared to 56% in 2011 and 54% in 2010. This year represented the highest passage rate since 2008. According to the State Bar of California, the average pass rate for first-time test takers who graduated from American Bar Assn.-approved schools like Whittier was 77%. The overall pass rate was 55%. Whittier improved by analyzing where its students needed help on the test, said Tina Schindler, director of bar preparation at Whittier.
NEWS
By Jamie Rowe | September 10, 2012
Groups around Newport-Mesa will commemorate the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks Tuesday. Below is a listing of events. * Whittier students fly flags Students from Whittier Law School, 3333 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, will decorate the school's lawns with hundreds of American flags. "This tribute allows the diverse Whittier Law School community to come together, to remember the lives that were lost, and show our gratitude for the heroes who risked everything to help," David Saetang, president of the Student Bar Assn., which organized the tribute, said in a prepared statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2011
SATURDAY Torah Study Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, hosts its weekly Torah Study from 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by the Saturday Shabbat Service at 10:40 a.m. Guests are welcome and childcare is available. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org. Lemon Drop Dance Club Newport Beach-based Lemon Drop Club, which hosts singles parties in Orange County geared for adults around the age of 40 and older, will have its next singles party from 7 to midnight at the Costa Mesa Marriott, 500 Anton Blvd.
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