Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

News & Announcements

Rule 48 of the ABA Standards and Rules for Approval of Law Schools sets out the circumstances under which the Council or the Managing Director shall provide public notice of sanctions, specific remedial action, probation, applications for approval, acquiescence in a major change, and variances and the decisions on the applications.

Applications for Approval

Applications for Substantive Change

Applications for Variances

Explanation of Public Notices

November 2018

Council Decision to Place Atlanta‚Äôs John Marshall Law School 
on Probation

Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law

October 2018

Arizona Summit Law School Teach-Out Plan

September 2018

Arizona Summit Law School Teach-Out Plan

University of Puerto Rico School of Law

June 2018

North Carolina University School of Law

May 2018

Council Decision to Withdraw ABA-Approval from Arizona Summit Law School

March 2018

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

Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School 

Golden Gate University School of Law

Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law

February 2018

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

December 2017

Appalachian School of Law - Public Notice re Specific Remedial Action

Arizona Summit Law School

North Carolina Central University School of Law

November 2017

Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Council Decision to Place Thomas Jefferson School of Law on Probation


October 2017

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

Florida Coastal School of Law

June 2017

Public Notice of Council Decision to Censure Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshal School of Law and Direct it toTake Remedial Action (Standards 104, 205(b))

Public Notice of Council Decision to Direct Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law to Take Remedial Action (Standards 301(a), 309(b), and 501(b); Interpretations 501-1 and 501-2)

May 2017

Appalachian School of Law

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

March 2017

Public Notice of Council Decision to Place Arizona Summit Law School on Probation (March 27, 2017)