Law Schools Seeking ABA Approval

The Council and the Accreditation Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the accrediting agency for J.D. programs in the United States. This page contains important information for law schools contemplating an application for ABA approval.

Organizing and leading a law school through the ABA accreditation process is a substantial and serious undertaking. We strongly recommend that you take the time to review all of these materials. You might also find it useful to visit our offices in Chicago to discuss your plans with us.

Law School Accreditation Process

The Law School Acreditation Process describes the role of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, the approval process, oversight of fully approved schools, and the site evaluation process

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