American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar


Founded in 1893 and officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE), the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar is a national specialized accrediting organization focusing on the accreditation throughout the United States of programs in legal education that lead to the first professional degree in law, including those offered via distance education, as well as freestanding law schools offering such programs.

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Members or Accredited Institutions

Institutions with ABA accredited programs (October 2019)
Please visit the ABA's Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar website for an up-to-date list of institutions with accredited programs.

1) Albany Law School, Albany, NY
2) American University, Washington, DC
3) Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, VA
4) Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
5) Arizona Summit Law School, Phoenix, AZ
6) Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, GA
7) Ave Maria, Naples, FL
8) Barry University, Orlando, FL
9) Baylor University, Waco, TX
10) Belmont University, Nashville, TN
11) Boston College, Newton, MA
12) Boston University, Boston, MA
13) Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
14) Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY
15) California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA
16) Campbell University, Raleigh, NC
17) Capital University, Columbus, OH
18) Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
19) Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
20) Chapman University, Orange, CA
21) Charleston School of Law, Charleston, SC
22) City University of New York, Long Island City, NY
23) Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
24) College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
25) Columbia University, New York, NY
26) Concordia University, Boise, ID
27) Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
28) Creighton University, Omaha, NE
29) DePaul University, Chicago, IL
30) Drake University, Des Moines, IA
31) Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
32) Duke University, Durham, NC
33) Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
34) Elon University, Greensboro, NC
35) Emory University, Atlanta, GA
36) Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL
37) Florida A&M University, Orlando, FL
38) Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, FL
39) Florida International University, Miami, FL
40) Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
41) Fordham University, New York, NY
42) George Mason University, Arlington, VA
43) George Washington University, Washington, DC
44) Georgetown University, Washington, DC
45) Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
46) Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA
47) Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
48) Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
49) Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
50) Howard University, Washington, DC
51) Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
52) Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
53) Indiana University-Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
54) Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
55) Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, VA
56) Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR
57) Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
58) Lincoln Memorial University, Knoxville, TN
59) Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
60) Loyola Law School-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
61) Loyola University-Chicago, Chicago, IL
62) Loyola University-New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
63) Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
64) Mercer University, Macon, GA
65) Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
66) Mississippi College, Jackson, MS
67) Mitchell|Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, MN
68) New England Law|Boston, Boston, MA
69) New York Law School, New York, NY
70) New York University, New York, NY
71) North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
72) Northeastern University, Boston, MA
73) Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL
74) Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
75) Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
76) Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
77) Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH
78) Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK
79) Pace University, White Plains, NY
80) Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, PA
81) Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
82) Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
83) Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Ponce, PR
84) Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
85) Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
86) Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
87) Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, NJ
88) Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, NJ
89) Samford University, Birmingham, AL
90) Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
91) Seattle University, Seattle, WA
92) Seton Hall University, Newark, NJ
93) South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, TX
94) Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
95) Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
96) Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA
97) Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, CA
98) St. John's University, Queens, NY
99) St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
100) St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX
101) St. Thomas University, Miami Gardens, FL
102) Stanford University, Stanford, CA
103) Stetson University, Gulfport, FL
104) Suffolk University-Boston, Boston, MA
105) Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
106) Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
107) Texas A&M University, Fort Worth, TX
108) Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
109) Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
110) The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
111) Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA
112) Touro College, Central Islip, NY
113) Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
114) UIC John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
115) University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
116) University of Akron, Akron, OH
117) University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
118) University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
119) University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
120) University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR
121) University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
122) University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
123) University of California-Davis, Davis, CA
124) University of California-Hastings, San Francisco, CA
125) University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA
126) University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
127) University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
128) University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
129) University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, CO
130) University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT
131) University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
132) University of Denver, Denver, CO
133) University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI
134) University of District of Columbia, Washington, DC
135) University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
136) University of Georgia, Athens, GA
137) University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
138) University of Houston, Houston, TX
139) University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
140) University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
141) University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
142) University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
143) University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
144) University of LaVerne, Ontario, CA
145) University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
146) University of Maine, Portland, ME
147) University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
148) University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth, MA
149) University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
150) University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
151) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
152) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
153) University of Mississippi, University, MS
154) University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
155) University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
156) University of Montana, Missoula, MT
157) University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
158) University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
159) University of New Hampshire, Concord, NH
160) University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
161) University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
162) University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
163) University of North Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX
164) University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
165) University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
166) University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
167) University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
168) University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
169) University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
170) University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
171) University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
172) University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
173) University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
174) University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
175) University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
176) University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN
177) University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
178) University of Texas, Austin, TX
179) University of the Pacific, Sacramento, CA
180) University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
181) University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
182) University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
183) University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
184) University of Washington, Seattle, WA
185) University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
186) University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
187) Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
188) Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
189) Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT
190) Villanova University, Villanova, PA
191) Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
192) Washburn University, Topeka, KS
193) Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
194) Washington University, St. Louis, MO
195) Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
196) West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
197) Western Michigan University, Lansing, MI
198) Western New England University, Springfield, MA
199) Western State College of Law at Argosy University, Irvine, CA
200) Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, CA
201) Widener University, Wilmington, DE
202) Widener University, Harrisburg, PA
203) Willamette University, Salem, OR
204) Yale University, New Haven, CT
205) Yeshiva University, New York, NY

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