List of law schools in the United States

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Law schools in this list are categorized by whether they are currently active, proposed, or closed; within each section they are listed in alphabetical order by state, then name. Most of these law schools grant the Juris Doctor degree, which is the typical first professional degree in law in the United States.

Law schools are nationally accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA),[1] and graduates of these schools may generally sit for the bar exam in any state. There are 206 ABA accredited law schools, divided between 202 with full accreditation and with provisional accreditation.[2] However, Whittier Law School will no longer be taking students and the legal program will be discontinued.[3]

In addition, individual state legislatures or bar examiners, like the State Bar of California, may maintain a separate accreditation system which is open to non-ABA accredited schools. The California State Bar also accredits law schools, which the California Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE) recognizes. Also, the CBE allows registered "Unaccredited" schools to operate and students of those schools are eligible to take the California Bar Examination upon graduation.

No correspondence or online law schools are accredited by the ABA[4] or by state bar examiners.[5] However, twelve correspondence and online law schools, although not accredited, are registered by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. This means that the graduates of these distance learning law schools can sit for the California Bar Examination and, under varying circumstances, the bar exams in many other states.

Current[edit]

State (city) School Type Accreditation/approval Founded Campus
Alabama (Birmingham) Birmingham School of Law[6] Private Alabama 1915 Urban
Alabama (Birmingham) Cumberland School of Law,[7] Samford University Private Full ABA 1847 Urban
Alabama (Birmingham) Miles Law School[8] Private Alabama 1974 Urban
Alabama (Montgomery) Thomas Goode Jones School of Law,[9] Faulkner University Private Full ABA 1928 Urban
Alabama (Tuscaloosa) University of Alabama School of Law[10] Public Full ABA 1872 Urban (small city)
Arizona (Phoenix) Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law,[11] Arizona State University Public Full ABA 1964 Urban
Arizona (Tucson) James E. Rogers College of Law,[12] University of Arizona Public Full ABA 1915 Urban
Arizona (Phoenix) Phoenix School of Law[13] Private on probation by ABA 2005 Urban
Arkansas (Fayetteville) University of Arkansas School of Law[14] Public Full ABA 1924 College Town
Arkansas (Little Rock) William H. Bowen School of Law,[15] University of Arkansas at Little Rock Public Full ABA 1975 Urban
California (Los Angeles) Abraham Lincoln University School of Law[16] (distance-learning) Private Unaccredited 1996
California (San Bernardino) American Heritage University School of Law[17] (distance-learning) Private Unaccredited 2003
California (Irvine) American International School of Law[18] (correspondence) Private Unaccredited 2009
California (Indio) California Desert Trial Academy College of Law[19] Private Unaccredited 2012
California (Chico) Cal Northern School of Law[20] Private California 1992 Small/medium city
California (Santa Barbara) California School of Law[21] (distance-learning) Private Unaccredited 2004
California (Riverside) California Southern Law School[22] Private Unaccredited 1971 Urban
California (Irvine) California Southern University[23] (correspondence) Private Unaccredited 1978
California (San Diego) California Western School of Law[24] Private Full ABA 1924 Urban
California (Orange) Chapman University School of Law[25] Private Full ABA 1995 Suburban
California (Orange) Pacific West College of Law [26] Private Unaccredited 1993 Suburban
California (Los Angeles) Concord Law School,[27] Kaplan University (distance-learning) Private Unaccredited 1998
California (Santa Rosa) Empire College School of Law[28] Private California 1972 Suburban
California (Glendale) Glendale University College of Law[29] Private California 1967 Suburban
California (San Francisco) Golden Gate University School of Law[30] Private Full ABA 1901 Urban
California (Los Angeles) International Pacific School of Law[31] (correspondence) Private Unaccredited Unknown
California (Cerritos) Irvine University College of Law[32] Private Unaccredited 1993
California (Pleasant Hill) John F. Kennedy University College of Law[33] Private California 1963 Urban
California (Acton) Larry H. Layton School of Law[34] Private Unaccredited 1994 Rural
California (Stockton) Laurence Drivon School of Law, Humphreys College Private California 1951
California (Sacramento) Lincoln Law School of Sacramento Private California 1969 Urban
California (San Jose) Lincoln Law School of San Jose Private California 1919 Urban
California (Los Angeles) Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University Private Full ABA 1920 Urban
California (Sacramento) McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific Private Full ABA 1924 Urban
California (La Mesa) McMillan Academy of Law Private Unaccredited 2008
California (Seaside) Monterey College of Law Private California 1972
California (Sacramento) Northwestern California University School of Law (correspondence) Private Unaccredited 1982
California (Fresno) Oak Brook College of Law[35] (correspondence) Private Unaccredited 1995
California (Long Beach) Pacific Coast University School of Law Private California 1927 Urban
California (Orange) Pacific West College of Law[36] Private Unaccredited 1992 Suburban
California (Los Angeles) Peoples College of Law Private Unaccredited 1974 Urban
California (Malibu) Pepperdine University School of Law Private Full ABA 1971 Suburban
California (Ridgecrest) Pinnacles School of Law Private Unaccredited
California (San Francisco) San Francisco Law School Private California 1909 Urban
California (Clovis) San Joaquin College of Law Private California 1969
California (Santa Barbara) Santa Barbara College of Law Private California 1969 Urban / Suburban
California (Menlo Park) St. Francis School of Law[37] (distance-learning) Private Unaccredited 2011
California (Santa Clara) Santa Clara University School of Law Private Full ABA 1912 Suburban
California (Ventura) (Santa Barbara) Southern California Institute of Law Private California 1986 Urban / Suburban
California (Los Angeles) Southwestern University School of Law Private Full ABA 1911 Urban
California (Stanford) Stanford Law School Private Full ABA 1893 Suburban
California (San Diego) Thomas Jefferson School of Law Private Full ABA 1969 Urban
California (Santa Ana) Trinity Law School, Trinity International University Private California 1980 Suburban
California (Berkeley) University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) Public Full ABA 1894 Urban
California (Davis) University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall) Public Full ABA 1965 Suburban
California (San Francisco) University of California, Hastings College of the Law Public Full ABA 1878 Urban
California (Irvine) University of California, Irvine School of Law Public Full ABA 2009[38][39] Suburban
California (Los Angeles) University of California, Los Angeles School of Law Public Full ABA 1949 Urban
California (Modesto) University of Honolulu School of Law (correspondence) Private Unaccredited
California (Ontario) University of La Verne College of Law Private Full ABA 1970 Suburban
California (San Diego) University of San Diego School of Law Private Full ABA 1954 Urban
California (San Francisco) University of San Francisco School of Law Private Full ABA 1912 Urban
California (San Luis Obispo) University of San Luis Obispo School of Law[40] Private Unaccredited 1993 Suburban
California (San Jose) University of Silicon Valley Law School Private Unaccredited 2003 Urban
California (Los Angeles) Gould School of Law, University of Southern California Private Full ABA 1896 Urban
California (Inglewood),

(Chatsworth)

University of West Los Angeles School of Law Private California 1962 Suburban
California (Ventura) Ventura College of Law Private California 1969 Suburban
California (San Diego) Western Sierra Law School Private Unaccredited 1979 Urban
California (Irvine) Western State College of Law at Argosy University Private Full ABA 1966 Suburban
California (Santa Ana) Taft Law School, William Howard Taft University (correspondence) Private Unaccredited 1984
Colorado (Boulder) University of Colorado School of Law Public Full ABA 1892 Urban
Colorado (Denver) Sturm College of Law, University of Denver Private Full ABA 1892 Urban
Connecticut (Hamden) Quinnipiac University School of Law Private Full ABA 1977[41] Suburban
Connecticut (Hartford) University of Connecticut School of Law Public Full ABA 1921 Urban
Connecticut (New Haven) Yale Law School Private Full ABA 1843 Urban
Delaware (Wilmington) Widener University School of Law[42] Private Full ABA 1971 Urban
District of Columbia Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America Private Full ABA 1897 Urban
District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, University of the District of Columbia Public Full ABA 1972[43] Urban
District of Columbia The George Washington University Law School Private Full ABA 1865 Urban
District of Columbia Georgetown University Law Center Private Full ABA 1870 Urban
District of Columbia Howard University School of Law Private Full ABA 1869 Urban
District of Columbia Washington College of Law, American University Private Full ABA 1896 Urban
Florida (Orlando) Barry University School of Law Private Full ABA 1999 Suburban
Florida (Orlando) Florida A&M University College of Law Public Full ABA 2000[44] Urban
Florida (Jacksonville) Florida Coastal School of Law Private Full ABA 1996 Urban
Florida (Miami) Florida International University College of Law Public Full ABA 2000 Urban
Florida (Tallahassee) Florida State University College of Law Public Full ABA 1966 Urban
Florida (Gainesville) University of Florida Levin College of Law Public Full ABA 1909 Suburban
Florida (Davie) Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University Private Full ABA 1974 Suburban
Florida (Miami Gardens) St. Thomas University School of Law Private Full ABA 1984 Urban
Florida (Miami) Diamond Graduate Law School LLM Online Program[45] Private Full ABA[46] 1998
Florida (Gulfport) Stetson University College of Law Private Full ABA 1900 Suburban
Florida (Coral Gables) University of Miami School of Law Private Full ABA 1926 Suburban
Florida (Naples) Ave Maria School of Law Private Full ABA 2000 Suburban
Georgia (Atlanta) Emory University School of Law Private Full ABA 1916 Suburban
Georgia (Atlanta) Georgia State University College of Law Public Full ABA 1982 Urban
Georgia (Athens) University of Georgia School of Law Public Full ABA 1859 College Town
Georgia (Atlanta) John Marshall Law School Private Full ABA 1933 Urban
Georgia (Macon) Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University Private Full ABA 1873 Urban
Georgia (Savannah) Savannah Law School Private Full ABA 2011 Urban
Hawaii (Honolulu) William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii Public Full ABA 1968 Urban
Idaho (Moscow) University of Idaho College of Law Public Full ABA 1909 Rural
Idaho (Boise) Concordia University School of Law Private Provisional ABA 2009 Urban
Illinois (Chicago) Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology Private Full ABA 1888 Urban
Illinois (Chicago) DePaul University College of Law Private Full ABA 1897 Urban
Illinois (Champaign) University of Illinois College of Law Public Full ABA 1897 Urban
Illinois (Chicago) John Marshall Law School Private Full ABA 1899 Urban
Illinois (Chicago) Loyola University Chicago School of Law Private Full ABA 1909 Urban
Illinois (Dekalb) Northern Illinois University College of Law Public Full ABA 1975[47] College Town (Suburban)
Illinois (Chicago) Northwestern University School of Law Private Full ABA 1859 Urban
Illinois (Carbondale) Southern Illinois University School of Law Public Full ABA 1973 College Town
Illinois (Chicago) University of Chicago Law School Private Full ABA 1902 Urban
Indiana (Bloomington) Maurer School of Law, Indiana University Bloomington Public Full ABA 1842 Small City
Indiana (Indianapolis) Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Public Full ABA 1895 Urban
Indiana (Notre Dame) Notre Dame Law School Private Full ABA 1869 Suburban
Indiana (Valparaiso) Valparaiso University School of Law Private Full ABA 1879 Suburban
Iowa (Des Moines) Drake University Law School Private Full ABA 1865 Urban
Iowa (Iowa City) University of Iowa College of Law Public Full ABA 1865 Urban
Kansas (Lawrence) University of Kansas School of Law Public Full ABA 1893 College Town, Urban
Kansas (Topeka) Washburn University School of Law Public Full ABA 1903 Urban
Kentucky (Highland Heights) Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University Public Full ABA 1893 Suburban
Kentucky (Knoxville) Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law Private Provisional ABA 1897 Urban
Kentucky (Louisville) Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville Public Full ABA 1846 Urban
Kentucky (Lexington) University of Kentucky College of Law Public Full ABA 1799[48] Urban
Louisiana (Baton Rouge) Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University Public Full ABA 1906 Urban
Louisiana (New Orleans) Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Private Full ABA 1914 Urban
Louisiana (Baton Rouge) Southern University Law Center Public Full ABA 1946 Urban
Louisiana (New Orleans) Tulane University School of Law Private Full ABA 1847 Urban
Maine (Portland) University of Maine School of Law Public Full ABA 1961 Urban
Maryland (Baltimore) University of Baltimore School of Law Public Full ABA 1925 Urban
Maryland (Baltimore) University of Maryland School of Law Public Full ABA 1823 Urban
Massachusetts (Newton) Boston College Law School Private Full ABA 1929 Suburban
Massachusetts (Fenway–Kenmore) Boston University School of Law Private Full ABA 1872 Urban
Massachusetts (Cambridge) Harvard Law School Private Full ABA 1817 Urban
Massachusetts (Andover) Massachusetts School of Law Private Massachusetts, Connecticut 1988 Suburban
Massachusetts (Boston) New England School of Law Private Full ABA 1908 Urban
Massachusetts (Roxbury) Northeastern University School of Law Private Full ABA 1898[49] Urban
Massachusetts (Beacon Hill) Suffolk University Law School Private Full ABA 1906 Urban
Massachusetts (Dartmouth) University of Massachusetts School of Law Public Full ABA 1982[50] Suburban
Massachusetts (Springfield) Western New England University School of Law Private Full ABA 1919 Suburban
Michigan (East Lansing) Michigan State University College of Law Private Full ABA 1891 Suburban
Michigan (Lansing)[51] Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School [52] Private Full ABA 1972 Urban
Michigan (Detroit) University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Private Full ABA 1912 Urban
Michigan (Ann Arbor) University of Michigan Law School Public Full ABA 1859 Urban
Michigan (Detroit) Wayne State University Law School Public Full ABA 1927 Urban
Minnesota (St. Paul) Hamline University School of Law Private Full ABA 1972 Urban
Minnesota (Minneapolis) University of Minnesota Law School Public Full ABA 1888 Urban
Minnesota (Minneapolis) University of St. Thomas School of Law Private Full ABA 1999[53] Urban
Minnesota (St. Paul) William Mitchell College of Law Private Full ABA 1900[54] Urban
Mississippi (Jackson) Mississippi College School of Law Private Full ABA 1930 Urban
Mississippi (Oxford) University of Mississippi School of Law Public Full ABA 1854 Rural (small college town)
Missouri (St. Louis) Saint Louis University School of Law Private Full ABA 1843[55] Urban
Missouri (Columbia) University of Missouri School of Law Public Full ABA 1872 Urban, College Town
Missouri (Kansas City) University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law Public Full ABA 1895 Urban
Missouri (St. Louis) Washington University School of Law Private Full ABA 1867 Urban
Montana (Missoula) University of Montana School of Law Public Full ABA 1911 College Town
Nebraska (Omaha) Creighton University School of Law Private Full ABA 1904 Urban
Nebraska (Lincoln) University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Law Public Full ABA 1888 Urban
Nevada (Las Vegas) William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Public Full ABA 1997 Urban
New Hampshire (Concord) University of New Hampshire School of Law Public Full ABA 1973 Urban
New Jersey (Camden) Rutgers Law School (Camden campus; formerly Rutgers School of Law–Camden, Rutgers University Public Full ABA 1926 (merged in 2015) Urban
New Jersey (Newark) Rutgers Law School (Newark campus; formerly Rutgers School of Law–Newark, Rutgers University Public Full ABA 1908 (merged in 2015) Urban
New Jersey (Newark) Seton Hall University School of Law Private Full ABA 1951 Urban
New Mexico (Albuquerque) University of New Mexico School of Law Public Full ABA 1947 Urban
New York (Albany) Albany Law School, Union University Private Full ABA 1851 Urban
New York (Manhattan) Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University Private Full ABA 1976 Urban
New York (Brooklyn) Brooklyn Law School Private Full ABA 1901 Urban
New York (Buffalo) University at Buffalo Law School, SUNY Public Full ABA 1887 Urban
New York (Manhattan) Columbia University Law School Private Full ABA 1858 Urban
New York (Ithaca) Cornell Law School Private Full ABA 1887 Rural (small city)
New York (Queens) City University of New York School of Law Public Full ABA 1983 Urban
New York (Manhattan) Fordham University School of Law Private Full ABA 1905 Urban
New York (Hempstead) Hofstra University School of Law Private Full ABA 1970 Suburban
New York (Central Islip) Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center Private Full ABA 1980 Suburban
New York (Manhattan) New York Law School Private Full ABA 1891 Urban
New York (Manhattan) New York University School of Law Private Full ABA 1835 Urban
New York (White Plains) Pace University School of Law Private Full ABA 1976 Suburban
New York (Queens) St. John's University School of Law Private Full ABA 1925 Urban
New York (Syracuse) Syracuse University College of Law Private Full ABA 1895 Urban
North Carolina (Charlotte) Charlotte School of Law Private on probation by ABA 2006 Urban
North Carolina (Durham) Duke University School of Law Private Full ABA 1904 Urban
North Carolina (Greensboro) Elon University School of Law Private Full ABA 2006 Urban
North Carolina (Durham) North Carolina Central University School of Law[56] Public Full ABA 1940 Urban
North Carolina (Raleigh) Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Campbell University Private Full ABA 1976 Urban
North Carolina (Chapel Hill) University of North Carolina School of Law Public Full ABA 1845 College Town
North Carolina (Winston-Salem) Wake Forest University School of Law Private Full ABA 1894 Urban
North Dakota (Grand Forks) University of North Dakota School of Law Public Full ABA 1899 Urban
Ohio (Cleveland) Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University Public Full ABA 1897[57] Urban
Ohio (Columbus) Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University Public Full ABA 1891 Urban
Ohio (Cincinnati) University of Cincinnati College of Law Public Full ABA 1833 Urban
Ohio (Cleveland) Case Western Reserve University School of Law Private Full ABA 1892 Urban
Ohio (Columbus) Capital University Law School Private Full ABA 1903 Urban
Ohio (Dayton) University of Dayton School of Law Private Full ABA 1974 Urban
Ohio (Toledo) University of Toledo College of Law Public Full ABA 1906 Urban
Ohio (Ada) Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law Private Full ABA 1885 Rural
Ohio (Akron) University of Akron School of Law Public Full ABA 1921 Urban
Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) Oklahoma City University School of Law Private Full ABA 1907 Urban
Oklahoma (Norman) University of Oklahoma College of Law Public Full ABA 1909 Suburban
Oklahoma (Tulsa) University of Tulsa College of Law Private Full ABA 1923 Urban
Oregon (Eugene) University of Oregon School of Law Public Full ABA 1884 Urban
Oregon (Salem) Willamette University College of Law Private Full ABA 1883 Urban
Oregon (Portland) Lewis & Clark Law School[58] Private Full ABA 1915 Urban
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Drexel University School of Law Private Full ABA 2006 Urban
Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) Duquesne University School of Law Private Full ABA 1911 Urban
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Beasley School of Law, Temple University Public Full ABA 1895 Urban
Pennsylvania (Carlisle) Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University Public Full ABA 1834 Rural
Pennsylvania (University Park) Penn State Law, Penn State University Public Full ABA 1834 College Town (Rural)
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) University of Pennsylvania Law School Private Full ABA 1850 Urban
Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) University of Pittsburgh School of Law Public Full ABA 1895 Urban
Pennsylvania (Radnor) Villanova University School of Law Private Full ABA 1953 Suburban
Pennsylvania (Harrisburg) Widener University School of Law Private Full ABA 1989 Urban
Puerto Rico (San Juan) Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law[59] Private Full ABA 1961
Puerto Rico (Ponce) Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law Private Full ABA 1948
Puerto Rico (San Juan) University of Puerto Rico School of Law Public Full ABA 1913
Rhode Island (Bristol) Roger Williams University School of Law Private Full ABA 1992 Suburban
South Carolina (Charleston) Charleston School of Law Private Full ABA 2003 Urban
South Carolina (Columbia) University of South Carolina School of Law Public Full ABA 1867 Urban
South Dakota (Vermillion) University of South Dakota School of Law Public Full ABA 1901 Urban
Tennessee (Nashville) Belmont University College of Law[60] Private Full ABA 2011 Urban
Tennessee (Knoxville) Duncan School of Law, Lincoln Memorial University[61] Private Provisional ABA 2009 Urban
Tennessee (Memphis) Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis Public Full ABA 1962 Urban
Tennessee (Nashville) Nashville School of Law Private Tennessee 1911 Urban
Tennessee (Knoxville) University of Tennessee College of Law Public Full ABA 1890 Urban
Tennessee (Nashville) Vanderbilt University Law School Private Full ABA 1874 Urban
Texas (Waco) Baylor Law School, Baylor University Private Full ABA 1845 Urban (college town)
Texas (Dallas) Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University Private Full ABA 1911 Urban
Texas (Dallas) UNT Dallas College of Law Public Provisional ABA
Texas (Houston) Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University Public Full ABA 1947 Urban
Texas (Houston) University of Houston Law Center Public Full ABA 1947 Urban
Texas (Houston) South Texas College of Law Private Full ABA 1923 Urban
Texas (Lubbock) Texas Tech University School of Law Public Full ABA 1967 Urban
Texas (Austin) University of Texas School of Law Public Full ABA 1883 Urban
Texas (Fort Worth) Texas A&M University School of Law Public Full ABA 1992 Urban
Texas (San Antonio) St. Mary's University School of Law Private Full ABA 1927 Urban
Utah (Provo) J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University Private Full ABA 1973 Suburban
Utah (Salt Lake City) S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah Public Full ABA 1913 Urban
Vermont (South Royalton) Vermont Law School Private Full ABA 1972 Rural
Virginia (Grundy) Appalachian School of Law Private Full ABA 1994 Rural
Virginia (Arlington) George Mason University School of Law Public Full ABA 1972 Urban/Suburban
Virginia (Lynchburg) Liberty University School of Law Private Full ABA 2004 Suburban
Virginia (Virginia Beach) Regent University School of Law Private Full ABA 1986 Suburban
Virginia (Lexington) Washington and Lee University School of Law Private Full ABA 1849 Rural
Virginia (Williamsburg) Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William and Mary[62] Public Full ABA 1779 Rural / Suburban
Virginia (Richmond) University of Richmond School of Law[63] Private Full ABA 1870 Urban
Virginia (Charlottesville) University of Virginia School of Law Public Full ABA 1826 Small city (rural / suburban)
Virginia (Charlottesville) The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School[64] Public Full ABA 1942[65]
Washington (Spokane) Gonzaga University School of Law Private Full ABA 1912 Urban
Washington (Seattle) Seattle University School of Law Private Full ABA 1972 Urban
Washington (Seattle) University of Washington School of Law Public Full ABA 1889 Urban
West Virginia (Morgantown) West Virginia University College of Law Public Full ABA 1878 Urban
Wisconsin (Milwaukee) Marquette University Law School Private Full ABA 1892 Urban
Wisconsin (Madison) University of Wisconsin Law School Public Full ABA 1868 Urban
Wyoming (Laramie) University of Wyoming College of Law Public Full ABA 1920 Small city

1 - Provisional ABA accreditation expired in June 2011
2 - Provisional accreditation via the Puerto Rico Supreme Court

Proposed[edit]

State (city) School Accreditation Year founded
Alaska (Anchorage) University of Alaska at Anchorage Not applicable Proposed[66]
Indiana (Fort Wayne) Indiana Tech Law School Closing 2017[67] 2012
Louisiana (Pineville) Pressler School of Law, Louisiana College[68] Not applicable 2012
New York (Rochester) St. John Fisher College School of Law Not applicable Proposed
Texas (Dallas) University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law[69] Not applicable Opened in 2014

Former[edit]

State (city) School Year founded Year closed
California (Costa Mesa) Whittier Law School 1966 Closing 2019
California (San Francisco) New College of California School of Law 1971 2008[70]
California (Anaheim) American College of Law[71] 1971 2012/13
California (Bakersfield) California Pacific School of Law 2002[72]
California (Upland) Inland Valley University College of Law[73] 2003 2012/13
California (Los Angeles) MD Kirk School of Law[74] (correspondence) 2005 2012/13
California (Carlsbad) California Midland School of Law[75] 2006 2012/13
California (San Diego) National University School of Law 1971 (parent school) 2001 (law school only;[76] parent school still active)
California (Sacramento) Lorenzo Patiño School of Law, University of Northern California 1983 2012/13
California (Inglewood) Northrop University 1942 (parent school) 2001 (law school;[76] parent school closed 2003)
Connecticut (Litchfield) Litchfield Law School 1784 1833
District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.) Robert H. Terrell Law School 1931 1950
Georgia (Atlanta) Woodrow Wilson College of Law 1929 1987[77]
Illinois (Chicago) La Salle Extension University 1909[78] 1980
Illinois (Springfield) Lincoln College of Law 1911[79] 1953
Illinois (Bloomington) Illinois Wesleyan University Law School 1874[80] 1927
Kentucky (Paducah) Alben W. Barkley School of Law 2005 2008
Massachusetts (Northampton) Northampton Law School 1823 1829
Missouri (St. Louis) Lincoln University School of Law 1939 1955
New Jersey (Princeton) Princeton Law School 1847 1852
New York (Ballston Spa) State and National Law School 1849 1860s
New York (Clinton) Maynard-Knox Law School, Hamilton College 1857 1887[81][82]
Oklahoma (Tulsa) O. W. Coburn School of Law 1979 1985
Puerto Rico (Mayagüez) Eugenio María de Hostos School of Law, Universidad de Puerto Rico 1995 2013
Tennessee (Davidson County) Judge John Haywood Law School c. 1807 c. 1807
Virginia (Winchester) Winchester Law School 1824 1831

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ ABA Accreditation Process
  2. ^ List of ABA approved law schools
  3. ^ "A Message from the Whittier College Board of Trustees". Retrieved 2017-04-19. 
  4. ^ [1] ABA-CLE Career Resource Center
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  8. ^ "Miles Law School". Mlaw.edu. 2012-04-27. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  9. ^ [2] Archived December 16, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "The University of Alabama | School of Law". Law.ua.edu. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  11. ^ "Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law". Law.asu.edu. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  12. ^ "James E. Rogers College of Law". Law.arizona.edu. 2012-05-22. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  13. ^ "Phoenix School of Law: Welcome". Phoenixlaw.edu. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  14. ^ "University of Arkansas School of Law". Law.uark.edu. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  15. ^ "William H. Bowen School of Law | University of Arkansas at Little Rock". Law.ualr.edu. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
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  18. ^ http://www.aisol.org/
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  21. ^ "California School of Law". Californiaschooloflaw.com. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  22. ^ "California Southern Law School". Cslawschool.com. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
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  29. ^ Glendale University College Of Law :: Home
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  31. ^ "International Pacific School of Law". Paclawschool.com. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
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  33. ^ "John F. Kennedy University • College of Law". Jfku.edu. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
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  35. ^ "Oak Brook College of Law - A Christian Correspondence Law School". Obcl.edu. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
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  38. ^ UC Irvine receives $1 million gift for its new law school's library, UCI press release, May 1, 2007 (noting the approval of the law school's creation by the University of California Board of Regents with an expected 2009 opening date).
  39. ^ It’s Agreed: No Bren Name on UCI Law School, Orange County Business Journal 10-20-2008[dead link]
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  41. ^ Founded in 1977 as the University of Bridgeport School of Law, in 1992 merged with Quinnipiac University
  42. ^ "Widener University Delaware Law School - Home". delawarelaw.widener.edu. Retrieved 2017-02-17. 
  43. ^ Started in 1972 as the Antioch School of Law, in 1996 merged with the District of Columbia School of Law, itself founded in 1986
  44. ^ Opened in 1949, closed in 1968 and reopened in 2000
  45. ^ On the campus of St. Thomas University
  46. ^ Through St. Thomas University School of Law
  47. ^ Founded in 1975 as Lewis University College of Law and in 1979 merged with Northern Illinois University
  48. ^ Founded as Transylvania University Law School in 1799 and merged with University of Kentucky in 1908
  49. ^ Northeastern closed, because of lacking resources, in 1956 and reopened in 1968.
  50. ^ Opened in 1982 as Southern New England School of Law, because UMass-Dartmouth School of Law in 2010.
  51. ^ Has satellite campuses in Grand Rapids, Rochester, and Ann Arbor.
  52. ^ http://www.wmich.edu/news/2014/08/18003
  53. ^ Founded in 1923, closed in 1933 and reopened 1999
  54. ^ First of five predecessor school founded in 1900; merger completed in 1956
  55. ^ Closed in 1845 and reopened in 1908
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