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Accreditation Notices

November 2019

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School 

Western New England University School of Law

August 2019

Western New England University School of Law

May 2019

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School 

Florida Coastal School of Law

February 2019

University of Puerto Rico School of Law

Council Decision to Grant Concordia University School of Law Full Approval

Council Decision to Grant Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law Full Approval

November 2018

Council Decision to Place Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School 
on Probation

Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law

September 2018

University of Puerto Rico School of Law

August 2018

Florida Coastal School of Law - Public Notice re Specific Remedial Action

June 2018

North Carolina Central University School of Law

March 2018

Florida Coastal School of Law - Public Notice re Specific Remedial Action

Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School 

Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law

February 2018

Public Notice of Council Decision to Remove Specific Remedial Actions from Ave Maria School of Law

Council Decision to Withdraw ABA-Approval from Charlotte School of Law

December 2017

North Carolina Central University School of Law

November 2017

Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Council Decision to Remove Sanction from Valparaiso University School of Law

October 2017

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

Florida Coastal School of Law

August 2017

Council Decision to Withdraw ABA-Approval from Indiana Tech Law School

Council Decision on Denial of Charlotte School of Law Teachout Plan

June 2017

Council Grants Provisional Approval to UNT Dallas College of Law

March 2017

Council Letter on Charlotte School of Law Teach-Out Plan

December 2016

Council Grants Full Approval to University of Massachusetts School of Law-Dartmouth

November 2016

Public Notice of Council Decision to Place Charlotte School of Law on Probation (November 15, 2016)

Public Notice of Council Decision to Censure Valparaiso University School of Law (November 15, 2016)

August 2016

Council Decision to Direct Ave Maria School of Law to Take Specific Remedial Action

March 2016

Council Grants Full ABA Approval to University of La Verne College of Law

Council Grants Provisional ABA Approval to Indiana Tech Law School

Council Acquiesces in Application of Albany Law School to Affiliate with University at Albany-SUNY

December 2015

The Council acquiesced in the application of Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law to combine the two schools into Mitchell | Hamline School of Law.

The Council acquiesced in the application of the University of New Hampshire School of Law to establish a part-time Patent Track Program.

The Council acquiesced in the application of Western State College of Law at Argosy University for a change in the location of its campus from Fullerton, California, to Irvine, California.

 

Applications for Approval

Provisional Approval

University of North Texas-Dallas, College of Law
March 2015

Indiana Tech Law School
August 2014

Concordia University School of Law
September 2013

Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law
December 2012

Full Approval

University of Massachusetts School of Law-Dartmouth
October 2015

University of California-Irvine, School of Law
January 2013

Applications for Major Change

February 2017

Western State College of Law
Application for Change in Control and Legal Status

September 2016

University of Idaho College of Law
Application for a branch campus in Boise [Standard 105(a)(9)]

June 2016

Charleston School of Law
Application for Change in Control and Legal Status (WITHDRAWN)

October 2015

October Non JD Applications

September 2015

Albany Law School
Application to Affiliate with University at Albany-SUNY

August 2015

Willamette University College of Law
Application to Operate a Separate Location in Portland, Oregon

June 2015

Western State College of Law at Argosy University application to change the location of its campus from Fullerton, California, to Irvine, California

April 2015

April Non JD Applications

March 2015

Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law
Application to merge into one fully approved law school

February 2015

February Non JD Applications

2015 Standard 105(a)(15) Council Acquiescences

December 2014

University of New Hampshire School of Law
Application to institute a part-time Patent Law program

October 2014

Rutgers University School of Law-Camden and Rutgers University School of Law-Newark
Application to merge into one fully-approved law school

September 2014

WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Teach-out Plan to cease operations at its Ann Arbor branch

June 2014

Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Request to realign with Louisiana State University

Widener University School of Law
Application to separate into two separate fully approved law schools

February 2014

University of Oregon School of Law
Application to open a separate location in Portland, Oregon

2014 Standard 105(a)(15) Council Acquiescences

2014 Non JD Applications

December 2013

Charleston School of Law
Application to be acquired by Infilaw Corp.

Seattle University School of Law
Application to open a separate location in Anchorage, Alaska

October 2013

WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Application to open a branch location in Tampa Bay, Florida

September 2013

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Application to open a branch location in Savannah

University of New Hampshire School of Law
Application for integration of law school into the university

August 2013

Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Application to affiliate with Western Michigan University

April 2013

Penn State University Dickinson School of Law
Application to separate into two fully approved law schools

2013 Standard 105(a)(15) Council Acquiescences

December 2012

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
Application to be acquired by Texas A&M University

2012 Standard 105(a)(15) Council Acquiescences

 

Applications for Variances

June 2017

Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law request for variance from Standard 106(a) (Separate Locations and Branch Campuses) WITHDRAWN

May 2017

University of Utah College of Law request for variance from Standard 307 and 505 (Foreign Study)

October 2016

Vermont Law School request for variance from Standard 306 (Distance Education)

September 2016

Syracuse University College of Law request for variance from Standard 306 (Distance Education)

Florida Coastal School of Law request for variance from Standard 306 (Distance Education) WITHDRAWN

March 2016

Rutgers University School of Law request for variance from Standard 306(3) (Distance Education)

July 2013

William Mitchell College of Law request for variance from Standard 306 (Distance Education)

 

Council Decisions

August 2017

Denied University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law application for Standards 307(a) and 505(c) variance (Foreign Study)

June 2017

Denied Vermont School of Law application for Standard 306 variance (Distance Education)

March 2017

Denied Rutgers University School of Law application for Standard 306 variance (Distance Education)

Denied Syracuse University College of Law application for Standard 306 variance (Distance Education)

December 2013

Granted variance from Interpretation 306-3 of Standard 306 (Distance Education) to William Mitchell College of Law for its part-time JD program

 

Council School Actions

February 2018

Public Notice of Council Decision to Remove Specific Remedial Actions from Ave Maria School of Law

November 2017

Public Notice of Council Decision to Remove Sanction from Valparaiso University School of Law

October 2017

60-Day Notice of Council Decision to Withdraw ABA-Approval from Indiana Tech Law School

August 2017

Council Decision on Denial of Charlotte School of Law Teachout Plan

June 2017

Council Grants Provisional Approval to UNT Dallas College of Law

March 2017

Council Letter on Charlotte School of Law Teach-Out Plan

December 2016

Council Grants Full Approval to University of Massachusetts School of Law-Dartmouth

November 2016

Public Notice of Council Decision to Place Charlotte School of Law on Probation (November 15, 2016)

Public Notice of Council Decision to Censure Valparaiso University School of Law (November 15, 2016)

Statement on Accreditation Actions Regarding the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law

August 2016

Public Notice of Council Decision to Direct Ave Maria School of Law to Take Specific Remedial Action

June 2016

Council Grants Full Approval to Belmont University College of Law

Council Acquiesces in Application of Willamette University College of Law to Operate a Separate Location in Portland, Oregon

March 2016

Council Grants Full ABA-Approval to University of La Verne College of Law

Council Grants Provisional ABA-Approval to Indiana Tech Law School

Council Acquiesces in Application of Albany Law School to Affiliate with the University at Albany-SUNY

 

News and Announcements Archive

February 2019

Nominating Committee Seeks Names for 2019-2020 Council Slate

Nominations Sought for 2019 Kutak Award

December 2018

Section Releases Fall 2017 Standard 509 Information Reports

May 2018

Nominating Committee Announces 2018-2019 Council Slate

January 2018

Call for Council Nominations

November 2017

Summary of November 2017 Council Meeting Actions

August 2017

Managing Director's Memo on Standard 503 (August 2017)

Summary of August 2017 Council Meeting Actions

June 2017

Summary of June 2017 Council Meeting Actions

Standards Review Committee to Set 2017-2018 Agenda, Invites Comments

April 2017

Section Releases Employment Data for Graduating Law Class of 2016

Statement by Barry Currier, Managing Director, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, on Whittier Law School:
“Rule 34 of the Rules of Procedure requires an approved law school that decides to cease operations to promptly announce that decision and to notify my office and other relevant regulators/program approvers of that decision. We look forward to the college formally communicating that decision to our office in the very near future. From there, we will follow the requirements of Rule 34, working with the school and other regulatory bodies, as appropriate.”

March 2017

Summary of March 2017 Council Meeting

February 2017

February 2017 Notice of Revisions to ABA Standards and Rules

Information Regarding Charlotte School of Law

August 2017: Managing Director's Statement on Council Action on Charlotte School of Law

March 2017: Council Letter on Charlotte School of Law Teach-Out Plan

January 19, 2017: Statement of Barry Currier, Managing Director, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Regarding Charlotte School of Law

December 19, 2017 Statement of Barry Currier, Managing Director, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Regarding Charlotte School of Law

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Charlotte School of Law and the Title IV Student Loan Program (updated January 10, 2017)

December 2016

2016 Standard 509 Data Overview

October 2016

Statement on Accreditation Actions Regarding Charlotte School of Law and Valparaiso University School of Law

August 2016

Statement Regarding the Status of Indiana Tech Law School

Statement on Accreditation Action Regarding Ave Maria School of Law

 

Other Archives

October 2016

Summary of October 2016 Council Meeting Actions

September 2016
Summary of September 2016 Standards Review Committee Actions

August 2016

2016-2017 Review of ABA Standards, Interpretations, and Rules of Procedure

Adoption and Implementation of Revised Standards and Criteria Related to Foreign Study

March 2016

Summary of Council Actions on Standards at March 2016 Meeting