In a red-carpet ribbon cutting ceremony, The Irvine Chamber of Commerce, the Orange County Bar Association, the Irvine City Council and Irvine Mayor Steven Choi, welcomed Western State College of Law to its new location at 1 Banting, Irvine on the evening of Friday, April 29, 2016.

Western State Dean & Vice Chancellor, Allen K. Easley, addressing the 120 guests assembled, before cutting the ceremonial ribbon, used the occasion to thank those staff, faculty and community members who were especially instrumental in bringing the move to fruition. Orange County Bar Association President, Todd Friedland, noted what a distinctive presence the school had become in the professional community. Mayor Choi reminded everyone what a perfect fit Western State is for the professional and educational environs of Irvine. Chamber President, Isaiah Leslie, echoed Choi’s thoughts, reminding those present that Irvine’s professional resources will be valuable in training legal professionals

In a special ceremony following the Ribbon Cutting, generous scholarship donors, William & Carol McCune, announced the recipients of the 2016 McCune Scholarship. They are: Christine Austin, Robert Dagmy, Zoha Khan, Elizabeth Kircher, and Alexander Shaaban.

PICTURED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Chamber President, Isaiah Leslie; OCBA President, Todd Friedland; Western State Alumnus, Bill Shapiro; Western State Dean of Students, Charles Sheppard; Western State Dean & Vice Chancellor, Dean Allen K. Easley; Mayor of Irvine, Steven Choi; and Western State Academic Dean, Susan Keller.

PICTURED: Mayor Steven Choi presenting Dean Allen Easley with a Certificate of Recognition on this momentous occasion.

PICTURED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: McCune Scholarship Recipients, Christine Austin, Elizabeth Kircher, and Robert Dagmy; Dean & Vice Chancellor, Allen K. Easley; Carol and William McCune; McCune Scholarship Recipients, Zoha Khan and Alexander Shaaban.