Law School Site Visits
Site visits required by the ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools and the Rules of Procedure for the Approval of Law Schools are organized by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. These visits may be regular site visits for fully approved law schools, which take place every seventh year; visits to provisionally approved schools, which take place each year; visits to schools seeking for provisional approval; and any special site visits that may be ordered by the Accreditation Committee or the Council in accordance with the Standards and Rules of Procedure.
The chart below reports the site visit schedule for schools that are full or provisionally ABA-approved or have applied for provisional approval. For years beyond the current year, the chart lists the year of the next regular site visit for law schools that are fully approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the ABA.
Site visit dates are posted when confirmed. Please check this site again if the dates for a specific site visit are listed as "TBA".
Third Party Comments on Law Schools Undergoing Site
Consistent with Internal Operating Practice 3(a), written comments related to current compliance with the Standards for Approval of Law Schools may be submitted to the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Comments on Spring site visits are due January 15; comments on Fall site visits are due August 15.
Written comments should be sent to:
American Bar Association
Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
321 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654-7598
Note: Your comments must be signed. Comments, with the signatures redacted, may be provided to the law school and to members of the site team reviewing the law school. Only comments directly related to the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools will be considered.