List of ABA-Approved Law Schools

ABA-Approved Law Schools

Number of Law Schools

The Council has accredited and approved 200 institutions and programs that confer the first degree in law (the J.D. degree); one of these law schools is provisionally approved.

Also on the approved list is the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School, which offers only the LL.M. degree. While the Council’s scope of accrediting authority does not permit it to formally accredit any non-J.D. degree program, it has continuously reviewed this special program since 1958 to ascertain its compliance with the ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools that are relevant to its specialized program. The Council appreciates the opportunity to continue to provide this review and support to this distinctive and important program.

Provisionally Approved Law Schools (+):

  • UNT Dallas College of Law

Law Schools on Probation (*)

Law Schools on a Teach-Out Plan (**)

Law Schools on a Teach-Out Plan are closed schools with continuing approval with the limited purpose of teaching out current students under an approved plan.
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • University of La Verne Law School

Rating of Law Schools

ABA Required Disclosures

The online ABA Required Disclosures website allows you to download Standard 509 Information reports, Employment Summary data charts, and Bar Passage reports for each ABA-approved law school.