ABA Approved Law Schools
Number of Law Schools
As of December 2006, a total of 195 institutions are approved by the American Bar
Association: 194 confer the first degree in law (the J.D. degree); the other ABA
approved school is the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School, which offers an
officer's resident graduate course, a specialized program beyond the first degree in law.
One of the 193 ABA-approved law schools (Widener) also has a branch campus. Seven of the
195 law schools are provisionally approved.
Provisionally ABA Approved Law Schools (+):
+Charleston School of Law
+Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
+Florida A&M University College of Law
+University of LaVerne College of Law
+Liberty University School of Law
+John Marshall Law School (Atlanta)
+Western State University College of Law
ABA Law Schools on Probation (**):
At its meeting on August 4-5, 2005, the Council of the Section of Legal Education
and Admissions to the Bar determined to place Whittier Law School, located in Costa
Mesa, California, on probation for a period of two years, effective August 9, 2005.
Effective December 9, 2005, Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco is
on probation for a period of two years.
**Whittier Law School
**Golden Gate University School of Law
Rating of ABA Approved Law Schools
No rating of law schools beyond the simple statement of their accreditation status
is attempted or advocated by the official organizations in legal education. Qualities
that make one kind of school good for one student may not be as important to another.
The American Bar Association and its Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the
Bar have issued disclaimers of any law school rating system. Prospective law students
should consider a variety of factors in making their choice among schools.
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