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Posted on: Mar 26, 2014

The American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has  published the online Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools, containing all of the data that the section requires accredited law schools to publicly report each year. This year’s guide provides information collected from law schools in the fall of 2013.

Click here to access the guide.

The online Official Guide includes information on:

  • Admissions data
  • Tuition and fees, living costs, and financial aid
  • Conditional scholarships (i.e., financial awards dependent on students maintaining minimum academic standards other than what is ordinarily required)
  • 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
  • Number of seminar, clinical and co-curricular offerings
  • Employment outcomes
  • Bar passage data

The Official Guide also includes essays and other information on related topics, including:

  • Legal education statistics
  • Bar admissions
  • Post-J.D. and non-J.D. programs
  • Pre-law advising
  • Pro bono legal services
  • Student loan repayment
  • The ABA law school accreditation process

The council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and its accreditation committee are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the national accrediting agency for programs leading to the J.D. The section’s 14,000 members strive to improve legal education and lawyer licensing by fostering cooperation among legal educators, practitioners and judges through workshops, conferences and publications. The section also studies and makes recommendations for the improvement of the bar admission process.


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