Elon Law recommended for provisional approval

The Accreditation Committee of the American Bar Association has recommended provisional approval for Elon University School of Law, and a final decision will be made June 6-8. Read more about this step in the ABA approval process...

The Accreditation Committee’s recommendation came during its April 18 meeting in Portland, Ore., and will be passed along for a final decision by the ABA’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. The Council will meet June 6-8 in Seattle, Wash.

The granting of provisional approval will entitle Elon law students the rights and privileges of students at schools fully approved by the ABA, including the right to take bar admission examinations anywhere in the United States. New law schools are eligible to apply for full ABA approval after having been provisionally approved for at least two years.

Applications for the fall 2008 entering class have already exceeded those for fall 2007, and most seats in the entering class have been filled. However, the law school continues to accept and consider applications for this fall. It is likely that the Admissions Committee will offer admission to several candidates over the next few months. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Contact the Admissions Office with questions at (336) 279-9200, 888-ELON-LAW, or law@elon.edu. Prospective students are encouraged to attend the next Admissions Open House from 2-4 p.m., Friday, May 16.