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 199 ABA accredited law schools, along with one law school provisionally accredited by the ABA.[2] Whittier Law School, Arizona Summit Law School and Concordia University School of Law are the most recent law school closures. The latter two having discontinued their legal programs in 2019, while the former closed in the summer of 2020.[3]

The ABA revoked the accreditation of Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2019.

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.

Non-profit schools[edit]

State (city) School Type Accreditation/approval Founded Accredited Campus
Alabama (Birmingham) Birmingham School of Law[6] Private Alabama 1915 State accreditation Urban
Alabama (Birmingham) Cumberland School of Law,[7] Samford University Private Full ABA 1847 1949 Urban
Alabama (Birmingham) Miles Law School[8] Private Alabama 1974 State accreditation Urban
Alabama (Montgomery) Thomas Goode Jones School of Law,[9] Faulkner University Private Full ABA 1928 2006 Urban
Alabama (Tuscaloosa) University of Alabama School of Law[10] Public Full ABA 1872 1926 Urban (small city)
Arizona (Phoenix) Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law,[11] Arizona State University Public Full ABA 1964 1969 Urban
Arizona (Tucson) James E. Rogers College of Law,[12] University of Arizona Public Full ABA 1915 1930 Urban
Arkansas (Fayetteville) University of Arkansas School of Law[13] Public Full ABA 1924 1926 College Town
Arkansas (Little Rock) William H. Bowen School of Law,[14] University of Arkansas at Little Rock Public Full ABA 1975 1969 Urban
California (Los Angeles) Abraham Lincoln University School of Law[15] (distance-learning) Private Unaccredited 1996 Unaccredited
California (San Bernardino) American Heritage University School of Law[16] (distance-learning) Private Unaccredited 2003 Unaccredited
California (Irvine) American International School of Law[17] (correspondence) Private Unaccredited 2009 Unaccredited
California (Indio) California Desert Trial Academy College of Law[18] Private Unaccredited 2012 Unaccredited
California (Chico) Cal Northern School of Law[19] Private California 1992 1992 Small/medium city
California (Santa Barbara) California School of Law[20] (distance-learning) Private Unaccredited 2004 Unaccredited
California (Irvine) California Southern University[21] (correspondence) Private Unaccredited 1978 Unaccredited
California (San Diego) California Western School of Law[22] Private Full ABA 1924 1962 Urban
California (Orange) Chapman University School of Law[23] Private Full ABA 1995 1998 Suburban
California (Orange) Pacific West College of Law[24] Private Unaccredited 1993 Unaccredited Suburban
California (Santa Rosa) Empire College School of Law[25] Private California 1972 1982 Suburban
California (Glendale) Glendale University College of Law[26] Private California 1967 1978 Suburban
California (San Francisco) Golden Gate University School of Law[27] Private Full ABA 1901 1956 Urban
California (Los Angeles) International Pacific School of Law[28] (correspondence) Private Unaccredited Unknown Unaccredited
California (Cerritos) Irvine University College of Law[29] Private Unaccredited 1993 Unaccredited
California (Pleasant Hill) John F. Kennedy University College of Law[30] Private California 1965 State accreditation Urban
California (Stockton) Laurence Drivon School of Law, Humphreys College Private California 1951
California (Sacramento) Lincoln Law School of Sacramento Private California 1969 1978 Urban
California (San Jose) Lincoln Law School of San Jose Private California 1919 1993 Urban
California (Los Angeles) Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University Private Full ABA 1920 1935 Urban
California (Sacramento) McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific Private Full ABA 1924 1969 Urban
California (Seaside) Monterey College of Law Private California 1972 1981
California (Sacramento) Northwestern California University School of Law (correspondence) Private California 1982 State accreditation
California (Fresno) Oak Brook College of Law[31] (correspondence) Private Unaccredited 1995 Unaccredited
California (Long Beach) Pacific Coast University School of Law Private Unaccredited 1927 Unaccredited Urban
California (Orange) Pacific West College of Law[32] Private Unaccredited 1992 Unaccredited Suburban
California (Los Angeles) Peoples College of Law Private Unaccredited 1974 Unaccredited Urban
California (Malibu) Pepperdine University School of Law Private Full ABA 1971 1972 Suburban
California (San Francisco) San Francisco Law School Private California 1909 1937 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[33] (distance-learning) Private California 2011 State accreditation
California (Santa Clara) Santa Clara University School of Law Private Full ABA 1912 1937 Suburban
California (Ventura) (Santa Barbara) Southern California Institute of Law Private Unaccredited 1986 Unaccredited Urban / Suburban
California (Los Angeles) Southwestern University School of Law Private Full ABA 1911 1970 Urban
California (Stanford) Stanford Law School Private Full ABA 1893 1923 Suburban
California (San Diego) Thomas Jefferson School of Law Private California 1969 2020 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 1923 Urban
California (Davis) University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall) Public Full ABA 1965 1968 Suburban
California (Irvine) Western State College of Law[34] Private Full ABA 1966 2005

(1998-2004)

California (San Francisco) University of California, Hastings College of the Law Public Full ABA 1878 1939 Urban
California (Irvine) University of California, Irvine School of Law Public Full ABA 2009[35][36] 2011 Suburban
California (Los Angeles) University of California, Los Angeles School of Law Public Full ABA 1949 1950 Urban
California (Ontario) University of La Verne College of Law Private California 1970 2020 Suburban
California (San Diego) University of San Diego School of Law Private Full ABA 1954 1961 Urban
California (San Francisco) University of San Francisco School of Law Private Full ABA 1912 1935 Urban
California (San Luis Obispo) University of San Luis Obispo School of Law[37] Private California 1993 Suburban
California (Los Angeles) Gould School of Law, University of Southern California Private Full ABA 1896 1924 Urban
California (Inglewood),

(Chatsworth)

University of West Los Angeles School of Law Private California 1962 1978 Suburban
California (Ventura) Ventura College of Law Private California 1969 Suburban
California (San Diego) Western Sierra Law School Private Unaccredited 1979 Unaccredited Urban
California (Santa Ana) Taft Law School, William Howard Taft University (correspondence) Private Unaccredited 1984 Unaccredited
Colorado (Boulder) University of Colorado School of Law Public Full ABA 1892 1923 Urban
Colorado (Denver) Sturm College of Law, University of Denver Private Full ABA 1892 1923 Urban
Connecticut (Hamden) Quinnipiac University School of Law Private Full ABA 1977[38] 1992 Suburban
Connecticut (Hartford) University of Connecticut School of Law Public Full ABA 1921 1933 Urban
Connecticut (New Haven) Yale Law School Private Full ABA 1843 1923 Urban
Delaware (Wilmington) Delaware Law School[39] Private Full ABA 1971 1975 Urban
District of Columbia Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America Private Full ABA 1897 1925 Urban
District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, University of the District of Columbia Public Full ABA 1972[40] 1991 Urban
District of Columbia The George Washington University Law School Private Full ABA 1865 1923 Urban
District of Columbia Georgetown University Law Center Private Full ABA 1870 1924 Urban
District of Columbia Howard University School of Law Private Full ABA 1869 1931 Urban
District of Columbia Washington College of Law, American University Private Full ABA 1896 1940 Urban
Florida (Orlando) Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law Private Full ABA 1999 2002 Suburban
Florida (Orlando) Florida A&M University College of Law Public Full ABA 2000[41] 2004 Urban
Florida (Miami) Florida International University College of Law Public Full ABA 2000 2004 Urban
Florida (Tallahassee) Florida State University College of Law Public Full ABA 1966 1968 Urban
Florida (Gainesville) University of Florida Levin College of Law Public Full ABA 1909 1925 Suburban
Florida (Davie) Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University Private Full ABA 1974 1975 Suburban
Florida (Miami Gardens) St. Thomas University School of Law Private Full ABA 1984 1988 Urban
Florida (Miami) Diamond Graduate Law School LLM Online Program[42] Private Full ABA[43] 1998 N/A
Florida (Gulfport) Stetson University College of Law Private Full ABA 1900 1930 Suburban
Florida (Coral Gables) University of Miami School of Law Private Full ABA 1926 1941 Suburban
Florida (Naples) Ave Maria School of Law Private Full ABA 2000 2002 Suburban
Florida (Riverview)[44][45] Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School Private Full ABA 1972 1975
Georgia (Atlanta) Emory University School of Law Private Full ABA 1916 1923 Suburban
Georgia (Atlanta) Georgia State University College of Law Public Full ABA 1982 1984 Urban
Georgia (Athens) University of Georgia School of Law Public Full ABA 1859 1930 College Town
Georgia (Macon) Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University Private Full ABA 1873 1925 Urban
Hawaii (Honolulu) William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii Public Full ABA 1968 1974 Urban
Idaho (Moscow), (Boise)[46] University of Idaho College of Law Public Full ABA 1909 1925 Rural
Illinois (Chicago) Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology Private Full ABA 1888 1936 Urban
Illinois (Chicago) DePaul University College of Law Private Full ABA 1897 1925 Urban
Illinois (Champaign) University of Illinois College of Law Public Full ABA 1897 1923 Urban
Illinois (Chicago) UIC John Marshall Law School Public Full ABA 1899 1951 Urban
Illinois (Chicago) Loyola University Chicago School of Law Private Full ABA 1909 1925 Urban
Illinois (Dekalb) Northern Illinois University College of Law Public Full ABA 1975[47] 1978 College Town (Suburban)
Illinois (Chicago) Northwestern University School of Law Private Full ABA 1859 1923 Urban
Illinois (Carbondale) Southern Illinois University School of Law Public Full ABA 1973 1974 College Town
Illinois (Chicago) University of Chicago Law School Private Full ABA 1902 1923 Urban
Indiana (Bloomington) Maurer School of Law, Indiana University Bloomington Public Full ABA 1842 1923 Small City
Indiana (Indianapolis) Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Public Full ABA 1895 1944 Urban
Indiana (Notre Dame) Notre Dame Law School Private Full ABA 1869 1925 Suburban
Iowa (Des Moines) Drake University Law School Private Full ABA 1865 1923 Urban
Iowa (Iowa City) University of Iowa College of Law Public Full ABA 1865 1923 Urban
Kansas (Lawrence) University of Kansas School of Law Public Full ABA 1893 1923 College Town, Urban
Kansas (Topeka) Washburn University School of Law Public Full ABA 1903 1923 Urban
Kentucky (Highland Heights) Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University Public Full ABA 1893 1954 Suburban
Kentucky (Louisville) Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville Public Full ABA 1846 1931 Urban
Kentucky (Lexington) University of Kentucky College of Law Public Full ABA 1908 1925 Urban
Louisiana (Baton Rouge) Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University Public Full ABA 1906 1926 Urban
Louisiana (New Orleans) Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Private Full ABA 1914 1931 Urban
Louisiana (Baton Rouge) Southern University Law Center Public Full ABA 1946 1953 Urban
Louisiana (New Orleans) Tulane University School of Law Private Full ABA 1847 1925 Urban
Maine (Portland) University of Maine School of Law Public Full ABA 1961 1962 Urban
Maryland (Baltimore) University of Baltimore School of Law Public Full ABA 1925 1972 Urban
Maryland (Baltimore) University of Maryland School of Law Public Full ABA 1823 1930 Urban
Massachusetts (Newton) Boston College Law School Private Full ABA 1929 1932 Suburban
Massachusetts (Fenway–Kenmore) Boston University School of Law Private Full ABA 1872 1925 Urban
Massachusetts (Cambridge) Harvard Law School Private Full ABA 1817 1923 Urban
Massachusetts (Andover) Massachusetts School of Law Private Massachusetts, Connecticut 1988 State accredited (1997) Suburban
Massachusetts (Boston) New England School of Law Private Full ABA 1908 1969 Urban
Massachusetts (Roxbury) Northeastern University School of Law Private Full ABA 1898[48] 1969 Urban
Massachusetts (Beacon Hill) Suffolk University Law School Private Full ABA 1906 1953 Urban
Massachusetts (Dartmouth) University of Massachusetts School of Law Public Full ABA 1982[49] 2012 Suburban
Massachusetts (Springfield) Western New England University School of Law Private Full ABA 1919 1974 Suburban
Michigan (East Lansing) Michigan State University College of Law Private Full ABA 1891 1941 Suburban
Michigan (Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo)[50][44] Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School[51] Private Full ABA 1972 1975 Urban
Michigan (Detroit) University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Private Full ABA 1912 1933 Urban
Michigan (Ann Arbor) University of Michigan Law School Public Full ABA 1859 1923 Urban
Michigan (Detroit) Wayne State University Law School Public Full ABA 1927 1937 Urban
Minnesota (Minneapolis) University of Minnesota Law School Public Full ABA 1888 1923 Urban
Minnesota (Minneapolis) University of St. Thomas School of Law Private Full ABA 1999[52] 2003 Urban
Minnesota (St. Paul) Mitchell Hamline School of Law Private Full ABA 1900[53] 2015[54] Urban
Mississippi (Jackson) Mississippi College School of Law Private Full ABA 1930 1980 Urban
Mississippi (Oxford) University of Mississippi School of Law Public Full ABA 1854 1930 Rural (small college town)
Missouri (St. Louis) Saint Louis University School of Law Private Full ABA 1843[55] 1924 Urban
Missouri (Columbia) University of Missouri School of Law Public Full ABA 1872 1923 Urban, College Town
Missouri (Kansas City) University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law Public Full ABA 1895 1936 Urban
Missouri (St. Louis) Washington University School of Law Private Full ABA 1867 1923 Urban
Montana (Missoula) University of Montana School of Law Public Full ABA 1911 1923 College Town
Nebraska (Omaha) Creighton University School of Law Private Full ABA 1904 1924 Urban
Nebraska (Lincoln) University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Law Public Full ABA 1888 1923 Urban
Nevada (Las Vegas) William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Public Full ABA 1997 2000 Urban
New Hampshire (Concord) University of New Hampshire School of Law Public Full ABA 1973 1974 Urban
New Jersey (Camden) Rutgers Law School (Camden campus; formerly Rutgers School of Law–Camden), Rutgers University Public Full ABA 1926 (merged in 2015) 1950 Urban
New Jersey (Newark) Rutgers Law School (Newark campus; formerly Rutgers School of Law–Newark), Rutgers University Public Full ABA 1908 (merged in 2015) 1941 Urban
New Jersey (Newark) Seton Hall University School of Law Private Full ABA 1951 1951 Urban
New Mexico (Albuquerque) University of New Mexico School of Law Public Full ABA 1947 1948 Urban
New York (Albany) Albany Law School, Union University Private Full ABA 1851 1930 Urban
New York (Manhattan) Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University Private Full ABA 1976 1978 Urban
New York (Brooklyn) Brooklyn Law School Private Full ABA 1901 1937 Urban
New York (Buffalo) University at Buffalo Law School, SUNY Public Full ABA 1887 1936 Urban
New York (Manhattan) Columbia Law School Private Full ABA 1858 1923 Urban
New York (Ithaca) Cornell Law School Private Full ABA 1887 1923 Rural (small city)
New York (Queens) City University of New York School of Law Public Full ABA 1983 1985 Urban
New York (Manhattan) Fordham University School of Law Private Full ABA 1905 1936 Urban
New York (Hempstead) Hofstra University School of Law Private Full ABA 1970 1971 Suburban
New York (Central Islip) Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center Private Full ABA 1980 1983 Suburban
New York (Manhattan) New York Law School Private Full ABA 1891 1954 Urban
New York (Manhattan) New York University School of Law Private Full ABA 1835 1930 Urban
New York (White Plains) The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University Private Full ABA 1976 1978 Suburban
New York (Queens) St. John's University School of Law Private Full ABA 1925 1937 Urban
New York (Syracuse) Syracuse University College of Law Private Full ABA 1895 1923 Urban
North Carolina (Durham) Duke University School of Law Private Full ABA 1904 1931 Urban
North Carolina (Greensboro) Elon University School of Law Private Full ABA 2006 2008 Urban
North Carolina (Durham) North Carolina Central University School of Law[56] Public Full ABA 1940 1950 Urban
North Carolina (Raleigh) Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Campbell University Private Full ABA 1976 1979 Urban
North Carolina (Chapel Hill) University of North Carolina School of Law Public Full ABA 1845 1923 College Town
North Carolina (Winston-Salem) Wake Forest University School of Law Private Full ABA 1894 1936 Urban
North Dakota (Grand Forks) University of North Dakota School of Law Public Full ABA 1899 1923 Urban
Ohio (Cleveland) Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University Public Full ABA 1897[57] 1957 Urban
Ohio (Columbus) Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University Public Full ABA 1891 1923 Urban
Ohio (Cincinnati) University of Cincinnati College of Law Public Full ABA 1833 1923 Urban
Ohio (Cleveland) Case Western Reserve University School of Law Private Full ABA 1892 1923 Urban
Ohio (Columbus) Capital University Law School Private Full ABA 1903 1950 Urban
Ohio (Dayton) University of Dayton School of Law Private Full ABA 1974 1975 Urban
Ohio (Toledo) University of Toledo College of Law Public Full ABA 1906 1939 Urban
Ohio (Ada) Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law Private Full ABA 1885 1948 Rural
Ohio (Akron) University of Akron School of Law Public Full ABA 1921 1961 Urban
Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) Oklahoma City University School of Law Private Full ABA 1907 1960 Urban
Oklahoma (Norman) University of Oklahoma College of Law Public Full ABA 1909 1923 Suburban
Oklahoma (Tulsa) University of Tulsa College of Law Private Full ABA 1923 1950 Urban
Oregon (Eugene), (Portland)[58] University of Oregon School of Law Public Full ABA 1884 1923 Urban
Oregon (Salem) Willamette University College of Law Private Full ABA 1883 1938 Urban
Oregon (Portland) Lewis & Clark Law School[59] Private Full ABA 1915 1970 Urban
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Drexel University School of Law Private Full ABA 2006 2008 Urban
Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) Duquesne University School of Law Private Full ABA 1911 1960 Urban
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Beasley School of Law, Temple University Public Full ABA 1895 1933 Urban
Pennsylvania (Carlisle) Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University Public Full ABA 1834 1931 Rural
Pennsylvania (University Park) Penn State Law, Penn State University Public Full ABA 1834 1931 College Town (Rural)
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) University of Pennsylvania Law School Private Full ABA 1850 1923 Urban
Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) University of Pittsburgh School of Law Public Full ABA 1895 1923 Urban
Pennsylvania (Radnor) Villanova University School of Law Private Full ABA 1953 1954 Suburban
Pennsylvania (Harrisburg) Widener University Commonwealth Law School[60] Private Full ABA 1989 1988 Urban
Puerto Rico (San Juan) Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law[61] Private Full ABA 1961 1969
Puerto Rico (Ponce) Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law Private Full ABA 1948 1967
Puerto Rico (San Juan) University of Puerto Rico School of Law Public Full ABA 1913 1945
Rhode Island (Bristol) Roger Williams University School of Law Private Full ABA 1992 1995 Suburban
South Carolina (Columbia) University of South Carolina School of Law Public Full ABA 1867 1925 Urban
South Dakota (Vermillion) University of South Dakota School of Law Public Full ABA 1901 1923 Urban
Tennessee (Nashville) Belmont University College of Law[62] Private Full ABA 2011 2013 Urban
Tennessee (Memphis) Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis Public Full ABA 1962 1965 Urban
Tennessee (Knoxville) Duncan School of Law, Lincoln Memorial University Private Full ABA 2009 2014 Urban
Tennessee (Nashville) Nashville School of Law Private Tennessee 1911 State accredited (2001) Urban
Tennessee (Knoxville) University of Tennessee College of Law Public Full ABA 1890 1925 Urban
Tennessee (Nashville) Vanderbilt University Law School Private Full ABA 1874 1925 Urban
Texas (Waco) Baylor Law School, Baylor University Private Full ABA 1845 1931 Urban (college town)
Texas (Dallas) Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University Private Full ABA 1911 1927 Urban
Texas (Houston) Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University Public Full ABA 1947 1949 Urban
Texas (Houston) University of Houston Law Center Public Full ABA 1947 1950 Urban
Texas (Houston) South Texas College of Law Private Full ABA 1923 1959 Urban
Texas (Lubbock) Texas Tech University School of Law Public Full ABA 1967 1969 Urban
Texas (Austin) University of Texas School of Law Public Full ABA 1883 1923 Urban
Texas (Fort Worth) Texas A&M University School of Law Public Full ABA 1992 1994 Urban
Texas (San Antonio) St. Mary's University School of Law Private Full ABA 1927 1948 Urban
Utah (Provo) J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University Private Full ABA 1973 1974 Suburban
Utah (Salt Lake City) S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah Public Full ABA 1913 1927 Urban
Vermont (South Royalton) Vermont Law School Private Full ABA 1972 1975 Rural
Virginia (Grundy) Appalachian School of Law Private Full ABA 1994 2001 Rural
Virginia (Arlington) Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University Public Full ABA 1972 1980 Urban/Suburban
Virginia (Lynchburg) Liberty University School of Law Private Full ABA 2004 2006 Suburban
Virginia (Virginia Beach) Regent University School of Law Private Full ABA 1986 1989 Suburban
Virginia (Lexington) Washington and Lee University School of Law Private Full ABA 1849 1923 Rural
Virginia (Williamsburg) Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William and Mary[63] Public Full ABA 1779 1932 Rural / Suburban
Virginia (Richmond) University of Richmond School of Law[64] Private Full ABA 1870 1928 Urban
Virginia (Charlottesville) University of Virginia School of Law Public Full ABA 1826 1923 Small city (rural / suburban)
Virginia (Charlottesville) The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School[65] Public Full ABA 1942[66] 1958
Washington (Spokane) Gonzaga University School of Law Private Full ABA 1912 1951 Urban
Washington (Seattle) Seattle University School of Law Private Full ABA 1972 1994 Urban
Washington (Seattle) University of Washington School of Law Public Full ABA 1889 1924 Urban
West Virginia (Morgantown) West Virginia University College of Law Public Full ABA 1878 1923 Urban
Wisconsin (Milwaukee) Marquette University Law School Private Full ABA 1892 1925 Urban
Wisconsin (Madison) University of Wisconsin Law School Public Full ABA 1868 1923 Urban
Wyoming (Laramie) University of Wyoming College of Law Public Full ABA 1920 1923 Small city

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

For-profit schools[edit]

State (city) School Accreditation/Approval Founded Accredited
California (Los Angeles) Concord Law School, Purdue University Global[67] California 1998 2020
Florida (Jacksonville) Florida Coastal School of Law,[68] InfiLaw System Full ABA 1996
Georgia (Atlanta) John Marshall Law School,[69] Full ABA 1933 2005
North Carolina (Charlotte) Charlotte School of Law[70] InfiLaw System Closed 2017 2006
South Carolina (Charleston) Charleston School of Law[71] Full ABA 2003 2006

Proposed[edit]

State (city) School Accreditation Year founded
Alaska (Anchorage) University of Alaska at Anchorage Not applicable Proposed[72]
Louisiana (Pineville) Pressler School of Law, Louisiana College[73] Not applicable 2012
New York (Rochester) St. John Fisher College School of Law Not applicable Proposed
North Carolina (Charlotte) University of North Carolina at Charlotte Not applicable Proposed
Texas (Dallas) University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law[74] Provisional[75] Opened in 2014

Former[edit]

State (city) School Year founded Year closed
Arizona (Phoenix) Arizona Summit Law School,[76] InfiLaw System 2005 2019
California (Costa Mesa) Whittier Law School 1966 2019
California (San Francisco) New College of California School of Law 1971 2008[77]
California (Anaheim) American College of Law[78] 1971 2012/13
California (Riverside) California Southern Law School[79] 1971 2020
California (Bakersfield) California Pacific School of Law 2002[80]
California (Upland) Inland Valley University College of Law[81] 2003 2012/13
California (Los Angeles) MD Kirk School of Law[82] (correspondence) 2005 2012/13
California (Carlsbad) California Midland School of Law[83] 2006 2012/13
California (San Diego) National University School of Law 1971 (parent school) 2001 (law school only;[84] 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;[84] parent school closed 2003)
Connecticut (Hartford) Hartford College of Law 1921 1948[85]
Connecticut (Litchfield) Litchfield Law School 1784 1833
District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.) Robert H. Terrell Law School 1931 1950
Florida (Tallahassee) Florida A&M University College of Law (original) 1949 1968[86]
Georgia (Savannah) Savannah Law School 2011 2021
Georgia (Atlanta) Woodrow Wilson College of Law 1929 1987[87]
Illinois (Chicago) La Salle Extension University 1909[88] 1980
Illinois (Springfield) Lincoln College of Law 1911[89] 1953
Illinois (Bloomington) Illinois Wesleyan University Law School 1874[90] 1927
Idaho (Boise) Concordia University School of Law 2012 2020[91]
Indiana (Fort Wayne) Indiana Tech Law School 2012 2017[92]
Indiana (Valparaiso) Valparaiso University School of Law 1879 2020[93]
Kentucky (Paducah) Alben W. Barkley School of Law 2005 2008
Massachusetts (Northampton) Northampton Law School 1823 1829
Minnesota (St. Paul) Hamline University School of Law 1972 2015
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[94][95]
North Carolina (Charlotte) Charlotte School of Law, InfiLaw System 2006 2017
North Carolina (Greensboro) Greensboro Law School 1878 1893[96]
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]

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  2. ^ List of ABA approved law schools
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