August 30, 2018

Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools

Standard 509 (Required Disclosures) of the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools details the consumer information that each ABA-approved law school must post on its website. Much of this information was published in the ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools and posted on the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website.

Publication of the Official Guide book has ceased. As of March 2014, the most current ABA Law School Data is no longer posted on the LSAC website. Users may now find this data through the databases and links on this page.


The ABA does not condone, approve, or sanction use of the data contained on this website to rank law schools.
ABA Statement on Law School Rankings


The ABA collects this quantitative data as part of the accreditation process using questionnaires completed annually during the fall academic semester. The data charts created through the Standard 509 Information Reports and Employment Summary Reports provide more details on the academic year or calendar year to which the data refers.

Although no website can substitute for direct contact with admission professionals at the law schools, faculty, students, alumni, and prelaw advisors, this guide can inform the process of deciding whether, and where, to attend law school.

Standard 509 Information Reports

Employment Summary Reports

For conditional scholarship retention data, transfer of credit policy, refund policies, curricular offerings, academic calendar, and academic requirements, visit the individual law school websites and click on ABA Required Disclosures.