Whittier Law School to Close College president says the private institution in Southern California wasn’t preparing its students well enough to pass the bar exam and secure legal jobs Last week the board at Whittier Law School in California announced that it will close down. Here are some details: As Slate notes, Whittier Law School is the first fully accredited law school to close. But some law faculty are hoping to fight the action. its Law School Transparency [LST] employment score) was 31.2%, which was the 11th worst outcome among the 201 ABA-approved law schools. The revelations come in an announcement from the establishment stating that it will no longer admit students. We believe we have looked at every realistic option to continue a successful law program. If it closes, it will be the first ABA-accredited law school to do so. Indiana Tech Law School, which opened in 2013, closed last November while still partially accredited, and Hamline School of Law merged with William Mitchell College of Law in 2015. Whittier Law School was a law school in Costa Mesa, California founded in 1966. While currently enrolled students will be able to continue through graduation, the news means that the law school is effectively shutting down. Whittier College sold it's law school property for $35 million three months before making the decision to close the law school. The 2Ls and 3Ls will be allowed to continue to matriculate until they graduate. Unfortunately, these efforts did not lead to a desired outcome. The school … Whittier is not the law first school to fall victim to this post-recession trend, but it is the first fully accredited law school to close entirely, Campos said. Whittier Law School on Wednesday became the second law school in ... which had only graduated one class of students when officials decided to close it down, Whittier … Summary: Whittier Law School will not be accepting a Class of 2017 and will close after its current students graduate. California Southern Law School, an unaccredited school, announced its closure last year. Faculty said they were blindsided. In arguably the first "real" casualty of the law school bubble's burst, the Whittier College Board of Trustees has voted to close Whittier Law School. Arvind Balaraman. Begging of the End. It cancelled the fall 1L class. While Whittier is the first fully accredited school to close, other law schools nationwide have suspended admissions, merged or announced plans to shut down. A Law School Is Finally Closing. However, the percentage of Whittier law grads from the class of 2012 who obtained bar-required full-time, long-term, non-solo jobs within nine months of graduation (i.e. Whittier College's board of trustees announced on April 19 that Whittier Law School will not accept a law class for Fall 2017 and that it will close after current students graduate. Whittier, which opened in Los Angeles in 1966, became part of Whittier College. (The law school is part of Whittier College, and the rest of the private, liberal-arts college will remain open.) Whittier Law School has been forced to close its doors. Whittier College Law School is planning to leave its Los Angeles campus for an Orange County location this summer, a move that would make it the county's first American Bar Assn. Whittier College is to close its law school.