Statement Regarding ABA Approval
Elon University School of Law joined the nation's 200 American Bar Association-approved law school on June 9, 2008. The school was granted provisional approval by the ABA, substantially meeting standards for curriculum, faculty, facilities, funding, library and admissions.
Elon Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association (ABA). The Section of Legal Education may be contacted at 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610 or by phone at ?(312)988-6738.
The ABA approval, achieved at the earliest possible date under accreditation guidelines, means that Elon Law graduates may take bar exams in any U.S. jurisdiction and may practice professionally with full rights after passing the bar.
In accordance with the ABA timeline, Elon applied for provisional approval in fall 2007 and spent the 2007-08 academic year conducting a self study and hosting ABA representatives who did a thorough review of all aspects of the school. Under the ABA rules, Elon Law will first become eligible to apply for full approval in summer 2010.