List of law schools in the United States
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), 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. However, Whittier Law School will no longer be taking students and the legal program will be discontinued.
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 or by state bar examiners. 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.
1 - Provisional ABA accreditation expired in June 2011
2 - Provisional accreditation via the Puerto Rico Supreme Court
|Arizona (Phoenix)||Arizona Summit Law School, InfiLaw System||Full ABA (Probation)||2005|
|California (Los Angeles)||Concord Law School, Purdue University Global||California||1966|
|Florida (Jacksonville)||Florida Coastal School of Law, InfiLaw System||Full ABA||1996|
|Georgia (Atlanta)||John Marshall Law School,||Full ABA||1933|
|North Carolina (Charlotte)||Charlotte School of Law InfiLaw System||Closed 2017||2006|
|South Carolina (Charleston)||Charleston School of Law||Full ABA||2003|
|State (city)||School||Accreditation||Year founded|
|Alaska (Anchorage)||University of Alaska at Anchorage||Not applicable||Proposed|
|Idaho (Boise)||Concordia University School of Law||Provisional ABA||2009|
|Tennessee (Knoxville)||Duncan School of Law, Lincoln Memorial University||Provisional ABA||2009|
|Louisiana (Pineville)||Pressler School of Law, Louisiana College||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||Provisional||Opened in 2014|
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- Opened in 1949, closed in 1968 and reopened in 2000
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- Has satellite campuses in Grand Rapids, Rochester, and Ann Arbor.
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- Closed in 1845 and reopened in 1908
- Founded separately as Cleveland Law School in 1897 and John Marshall School of Law in 1916, merged in 1946
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