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The University of Silicon Valley Law School
) (also named The University of Silicon Valley School of Law
on its logo) is registered with the California Committee of Bar Examiners as a private
Private universities are universities not operated by governments, although many receive public subsidies, especially in the form of tax breaks and public student loans and grants. Depending on their location, private universities may be subject to government regulation. Private universities are...
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with offices located in Gilroy, California
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. The school's website says it offers a part-time, four-year law program in which all classes are taken in the evenings in Fremont, California
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It has used the name Silicon Valley University Law School
in its registration with the California Committee of Bar Examiners
[The name "Silicon Valley University Law School" has been registered in the past as a Fictitious Business Name with the Santa Clara County Clerk-Recorder—See: Certificate Number: 423315, Filing Date: 03/04/2003; Filing Type: F - Fictitious Business Name; Expiration Date: 03/04/2008; Proof of Publication on File: Yes; Business Name(s): Silicon Valley University Law School; Owner Name(s): Seitzinger, Sherry V Ross ]
of the State Bar of California
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as an unaccredited law school. It is not approved by the American Bar Association. As such, students from USVLS must take and pass the First-Year Law Students' Examination, also known as the "Baby Bar", at the end of their first year in order to receive credit for their first year law study and eventually qualify to sit for the California Bar Examination.
Bar pass rate
For the years 2006-2010, no University of Silicon Valley Law School student has passed the California Bar Examination. For the years 2006-2010, 1 out of 28 students (first time takers and repeaters) has passed the First-Year Law Students' Examination.