Paul L. Caron

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Receiver Seeks Court Approval Of Sale Of Western State Law School

Lyle Moran, Rapid Approval Of Western State College Of Law Sale Is Sought:

Western State LogoA receiver has filed an emergency motion seeking approval for the sale of Western State College of Law to Westcliff University, both of which are in Orange County.

The future of the law school in Irvine, Calif., has been uncertain for months as a result of its parent company’s financial woes that led to the receivership currently playing out in Ohio federal court.

Receiver Mark Dottore said his July 24 motion was filed on an emergency basis because there are deadlines quickly approaching that must be met for Western State to keep operating.

“The school cannot continue as an educational institution for even a short time without financial assistance, and there is no one to provide it,” Dottore’s motion states. “Thus, time is of the essence for the court’s approval of the sale.

“And perhaps most important, if [Western State] ceases to operate as an educational institution, its students will be unable to complete their programs of study and they will be detrimentally hurt,” the motion continues. ...

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