Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

About the Section

Members of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar are part of a 14,000 member group that strives to improve legal education and lawyer licensing by fostering cooperation among legal educators, practitioners and judges through workshops, conferences and publications.

Learn More - About Us

Law School Accreditation

The Section's Council is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) as the national accrediting agency for programs leading to the J.D. In this function, the Council and the Section are independent of the ABA, as required by DOE regulations. All state supreme courts recognize ABA-approved law schools as meeting the legal education requirements to qualify for the bar examination; forty-six states limit eligibility for bar admission to graduates of ABA-approved schools.

Learn more about - law school accreditation

Council Meetings

The Section's Council meets five times per year. Visit the Council Meeting page for dates, locations, and open session materials.

Learn more about - Section Council Meetings

Council School Actions

Contact Us

Questions or Comments? Please fill out the contact form and someone from the Section staff will respond promptly.