New Online Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools

Volume 45 Number 3

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Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools

    The Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools is now available online at guide. The online Official Guide replaces the ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools publication and the ABA data charts previously posted on the Law School Admission Council website.

    Standard 509 (Required Disclosures) of the ABA Standards and Rules for Approval of Law Schools sets out the consumer information that each ABA-approved law school must publish. Included in the required disclosures are admissions data; tuition and fees, living costs, and financial aid; conditional scholarships; enrollment data, including academic, transfer, and other attrition; numbers of full-time and part-time faculty, professional librarians, and administrators; class sizes for first-year and upper-class courses, and number of seminar, clinical, and co-curricular offerings; employment outcomes; and bar passage data.

    On the new Official Guide page, data charts can be generated for each ABA-approved law school through the Standard 509 Information Reports and Employment Summary Reports drop-down menus.  Links to all of the ABA-approved law schools allows users to access the ABA Required Disclosures posted by schools as required by Standard 509.

    The Official Guide page also includes links to other ABA information previously included in the Official Guide:

•Legal Education Statistics

•Bar Admissions

•Post-JD and Non-JD Programs

•Pre-Law Information

•Pro Bono Legal Services

•Student Loan Repayment

•The ABA Accreditation Process

    We expect that the resources provided by this online Guide will expand and become more useful over time. We hope that you will find the online Official Guide to be a valuable resource and share it with your colleagues and students. 




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