ABA Standards

One of the most important bodies in law school accreditation is the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. The United States Department of Education recognizes the Section (along with its Accreditation Committee) as the national accrediting agency for law schools. ABA-accredited law schools meet the legal education requirements of all state bars; only four states do not require graduation from an ABA-accredited law school for bar admission.

You can also view the PowerPoint that Anthony Niedwiecki used at the 2013 ALWD Conference to explain the ABA standards review process.