Friday, May 24, 2019

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From the Riverside Press-Enterprise: ...Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, D-Riverside, who in February re-introduced a bill to set aside an unspecified amount of state money starting next year for a UC-affiliated law school in Riverside County, "decided to not advance the bill this year (of the Assembly’s higher education committee) in order to continue working on it with stakeholders and the Riverside County community," said Cassandra Kester of Cervantes’ office.

Currently, Inland law students seeking a UC degree have to go to Irvine or Los Angeles.

“The geographic distance between many Inland Empire communities and Westwood or Irvine, especially with traffic congestion factored in, makes attendance … logistically difficult for prospective law students in the Counties of Riverside and San Bernardino,” Cervantes’ bill read.

“The lack of a public school of law in the Inland Empire is detrimental not only to prospective law students but to the health of the legal community in the region.”

Kester said the Assemblywoman is optimistic that the idea remains viable.

“Although the bill will not be moving forward this calendar year, it will be eligible to move again in January 2020. In the meantime, the assemblymember will continue working with key stakeholders and the community,” Kester said...

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