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Online Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools provides data for prospective students and public

Online Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools provides data for prospective students and public

By John Glynn

CHICAGO, March 26, 2014 — The American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar today published the online Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools, containing all of the data that the section requires accredited law schools to publicly report each year. This year’s guide provides information collected from law schools in the fall of 2013.

The online Official Guide includes information on:

  • Admissions data
  • Tuition and fees, living costs, and financial aid
  • Conditional scholarships (i.e., financial awards dependent on students maintaining minimum academic standards other than what is ordinarily required)
  • Enrollment data (including academic, transfer and other attrition)
  • Numbers of full-time and part-time faculty, professional librarians and administrators
  • Class sizes for first-year and upper-class courses
  • Number of seminar, clinical and co-curricular offerings
  • Employment outcomes
  • Bar passage data

The Official Guide also includes essays and other information on related topics, including:

  • Legal education statistics
  • Bar admissions
  • Post-J.D. and non-J.D. programs
  • Pre-law advising
  • Pro bono legal services
  • Student loan repayment
  • The ABA law school accreditation process

The council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and its accreditation committee are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the national accrediting agency for programs leading to the J.D. The section’s 14,000 members strive to improve legal education and lawyer licensing by fostering cooperation among legal educators, practitioners and judges through workshops, conferences and publications. The section also studies and makes recommendations for the improvement of the bar admission process.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at www.ambar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews

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