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2023-2024 Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools 

REVISED EDITION: Reflects all revisions since August 2023.

Updates to the 2023-24 Edition as of February 2024 

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents of Standards
Chapter 1: General Purposes and Practices
Chapter 2: Organization and Administration
Chapter 3: Program of Legal Education
Chapter 4: The Faculty
Chapter 5: Admissions and Student Services
Chapter 6: Library and Information Resources
Chapter 7: Facilities, Equipment, and Technology


Rules of Procedure TOC
Rules of Procedure

Criteria for Programs Offered by ABA-Approved Law Schools in a Location Outside the United States

Criteria for Accepting Credit for Student Study at a Foreign Institution

Section Bylaws

Internal Operating Practices

Revisions 2022-2023 (Through August 2023)

Revisions to the 2022-2023 Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools

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