List of Applications for Substantive Change

Applications for Substantive Change

Applications for Substantive Change
(other than Non-J.D./Post-J.D.)

Applications and Council decisions on Substantive Change Applications (other than applications for programs other than the Non-J.D./Post-J.D. Degree) prior to 3 years ago can be found on the Accreditation Archives page.

August 2019

The Council denied the application of Florida Coastal School of Law to convert to a non-profit law school.

The Council acquiesced in the application of Michigan State University College of Law to fully integrate into Michigan State University as one of its constituent colleges.

June 2019

Western State College of Law
Application to be acquired by Westcliff University

May 2019

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Application to convert to a non-profit law school

The Council acquiesced in the application of Cornell Law School to establish a separate location in New York City, New York.

March 2019

Michigan State University College of Law
Application to fully integrate into Michigan State University as one of its constituent colleges

February 2019

The Council acquiesced in the application of University of New Hampshire School of Law to establish a part-time program

Florida Coastal School of Law
Application to convert to a non-profit law school

Cornell Law School
Application for a Separate Location in New York City

November 2018

Council Acquiesces in Application of The John Marshall Law School to be acquired by the University of Illinois at Chicago

September 2018

The Council acquiesced in the application of Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law to establish a separate location in Washington, D.C.

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

August 2018

The Council acquiesced in the application of WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School to establish a branch campus in Kalamazoo, Michigan

July 2018

The John Marshall Law School
Application to be acquired by the University of Illinois at Chicago

May 2018

The Council acquiesced in the application of University of Dayton School to establish a part-time program

March 2018

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
Application for a Separate Location in Washington, D.C.

February 2018

University of Dayton School
Application for a part-time program

September 2016

WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Application for a branch campus in Kalamazoo [Standard 105(a)(9)]

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Applications for Acquiescence in a Program other than the J.D. Degree

Applications and Council decisions on Substantive Change Applications (other than applications for programs other than the J.D. Degree) prior to 3 years ago can be found on the Accreditation Archives page.

Standard 105(a)(15)

To confirm whether the Non-J.D. programs listed below have received acquiescence, visit the list of Non-J.D. Programs by School.  New programs are added to this list following review by the Council.

2019

February

Albany Law School
Advanced Certificate in Legal Studies

American University
LL.M. in International Business and Trade Law

American University
LL.M. in Gender, International, and Comparative Law

American University
LL.M. in International Arbitration and Business Law

Boston University
M.S.L. in Taxation

University of Idaho
Certificate in Natural Resources and Environmental Law

The University of Montana
Master of Public Administration

University of Oklahoma
Master of Legal Studies in International Business Law

Samford University
Financial Services Regulatory Compliance Certificate

Samford University
Health Law and Policy Certificate

Samford University
Higher Ed Law and Compliance Certificate

Samford University
Legal Project Management Certificate

Santa Clara University
Master of Legal Studies in Corporate Compliance

May 

University of Buffalo-SUNY
B.A. in Law

Chicago-Kent College of Law
Master of Science in Taxation

Fordham University
LL.M. in Real Estate Law

Mississippi College
LL.M. in Military and Veteran’s Law

St. Thomas University
LL.M. in Cybersecurity and Policy

University of Southern California
Certificate in Privacy Law and Cyber Security

University of Southern California
LL.M. in Privacy Law and Cyber Security

2018

November

Florida Coastal School of Law
Corporate Compliance Certificate

Georgia State University
Master of Jurisprudence

Loyola University, Chicago
LL.M. in Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management

University of Mississippi
Certificate in Air and Space Law

University of New Hampshire
Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Law Certificate

University of New Hampshire
Sports and Wagering Integrity Certificate

Seattle University
Master of Legal Studies in Compliance and Risk Management

University of Tennessee
Master of Legal Studies

September 

Drexel University
LL.M. in Cyber Law and Data Privacy

Drexel University
LL.M. in Health Care and Pharmaceutical Compliance

University of Kansas
Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Law and Policy

Mitchell | Hamline
Elder Law and Chronic Care Certificate

Mitchell | Hamline
Trauma-Informed Advocacy in Legal Systems Certificate

2016

April

January