Online Accredited Law Schools: Understand the Bifurcated Accreditation Scheme, and What to Consider Before Enrolling.

First and foremost realize that there are no online accredited law schools sanctioned by the American Bar Association (ABA). The ABA only permits 12 hours of online class for any of the law schools it accredits.

However, law school accreditation is a bifurcated system. Think of the ABA as the Federal Government. It has the responsibility of setting a specific standard (in this instance a standard for legal education). However, the States also have a right to say which online accredited law schools will be accredited.

If the ABA lists a law school as accredited, graduates from that law school automatically have satisfied the education standard requirement to sit for any bar in any State in the United States. However, if California independently generates a list of accredited online law schools, then those online accredited law schools will be honored by the California bar commission and graduates may sit for the California bar. This of course has no influence on any other States.

Therefore, we have a situation where online accredited law schools may be acceptable for California, but New Jersey will not let those same graduates sit for the New Jersey bar exam. So if you are considering online law schools, pick the State where you want to practice first and obtain clarification from that State regarding the particular school you are interested in!

Below is a list of the American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools. If you receive a degree from any of the below you will be allowed to sit for the bar exam in any State. Of the below, five are provisionally approved; Charleston School of Law; Charlotte School of Law; Earle Mack School of law; University of Laverne College of Law. The balance of the below are fully accredited ABA approved law schools.

Again, there are no ABA accredited online law schools!

Alabama Alabama Law School, Faulkner Law School, Samford Law School,
Arizona, Arizona Law School, Arizona State Law School, Phoenix Law School,
Arkansas, Arkansas Law School, Arkansas-Little Rock Law School,
California, California-Berkeley Law School, California-Davis Law School, California-Hastings Law School, California-Los Angeles Law School, California Western Law School, Chapman Law School, Golden Gate Law School, La Verne Law School, Loyola Marymount Law School, Pacific/McGeorge Law School, Pepperdine Law School, San Diego Law School, San Francisco Law School, Santa Clara Law School, Southern California Law School, Southwestern Law School, Stanford Law School, Thomas Jefferson Law School, Western State Law School, Whittier Law School,
Colorado, Colorado Law School, Denver Law School,
Connecticut, Connecticut Law School, Quinnipiac Law School, Yale Law School,
Delaware, Widener Law School,
District of Columbia, American Law School, Catholic Law School, District of Columbia Law School, George Washington Law School, Georgetown Law School, Howard Law School,
Florida, Ave Maria Law School, Barry Law School, Florida A&M Law School, Florida Coastal Law School, Florida Law School, Florida International Law School, Florida State Law School, Miami Law School, Nova Southeastern Law School, St. Thomas Law School, Stetson Law School,
Georgia, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Emory Law School, Georgia Law School, Georgia State Law School, Mercer Law School,
Hawaii, Hawaii Law School,
Idaho, Idaho Law School,
Illinois, Chicago Law School, Chicago-Kent Law School, DePaul Law School, Illinois Law School, John Marshall Law School, Loyola-Chicago Law School, Northern Illinois Law School, Northwestern Law School, Southern Illinois Law School,
Indiana, Indiana-Bloomington Law School, Indiana-Indianapolis Law School, Notre Dame Law School, Valparaiso Law School,
Iowa, Drake Law School, Iowa Law School,
Kansas, Kansas Law School, Washburn Law School,
Kentucky, Kentucky Law School, Louisville-Brandeis Law School, Northern Kentucky Law School,
Louisiana, Louisiana State Law School, Loyola-New Orleans Law School, Southern Law School, Tulane Law School,
Maine, Maine Law School,
Maryland, Baltimore Law School, Maryland Law School,
Massachusetts, Boston College Law School, Boston Law School, Harvard Law School, New England Law School, Northeastern Law School, Suffolk Law School, Western New England Law School,
Michigan, Detroit Mercy Law School, Michigan Law School, Michigan State Law School, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Wayne State Law School,
Minnesota, Hamline Law School, Minnesota Law School, St. Thomas-Minneapolis Law School, William Mitchell Law School,
Mississippi, Mississippi Law School, Mississippi College Law School,
Missouri, Missouri-Columbia Law School, Missouri-Kansas City Law School,St. Louis Law School, Washington University Law School,
Montana, Montana Law School,
Nebraska, Creighton Law School, Nebraska Law School,
Nevada, Nevada Law School,
New Hampshire, New Hampshire Law School,
New Jersey, Rutgers-Camden Law School, Rutgers-Newark Law School, Seton Hall Law School,
New Mexico, New Mexico Law School,
New York, Albany Law School, Brooklyn Law School, Buffalo Law School, Cardozo Law School, CUNY Law School, Columbia Law School, Cornell Law School, Fordham Law School, Hofstra Law School, New York Law, New York, Pace Law School, St. John’s Law School, Syracuse Law School, Touro Law School,
North Carolina, Campbell Law School, Charlotte Law School, Duke Law School, Elon Law School, North Carolina Law School, North Carolina Central Law School, Wake Forest Law School,
North Dakota, North Dakota Law School,
Ohio, Akron Law School, Capital Law School, Case Western Law School, Cincinnati Law School, Cleveland State Law School, Dayton Law School, Ohio Northern Law School,Ohio State Law School, Toledo Law School,
Oklahoma, Oklahoma Law School, Oklahoma City Law School, Tulsa Law School,
Oregon, Lewis & Clark Law School, Oregon Law School, Willamette Law School,
Pennsylvania, Duquesne Law School, Earl Mack, Drexel Law School, Penn State Law School, Pennsylvania Law School, Pittsburgh Law School, Temple Law School, Villanova Law School, Widener Law School,
Puerto Rico, Inter American Law School, Pontifical Catholic Law School, Puerto Rico Law School,
Rhode Island, Roger Williams Law School,
South Carolina, Charleston Law School, South Carolina Law School,
South Dakota, South Dakota Law School,
Tennessee Memphis Law School, Tennessee Law School, Vanderbilt Law School,
Texas, Baylor Law School, Houston Law School, St. Mary’s Law School, SMU Dedman Law School, South Texas Law School, Texas Law School, Texas Southern Law School,Texas Tech Law School, Texas Wesleyan Law School,
Utah, Brigham Young Law School, Utah Law School,
Vermont, Vermont Law School,
Virginia, Appalachian Law School, George Mason Law School, Liberty Law School, Regent Law School, Richmond Law School, Virginia Law School, Washington and Lee Law School, William & Mary Law School,
Washington, Gonzaga Law School, Seattle Law School, Washington Law School,
West Virginia, West Virginia Law School,
Wisconsin, Marquette Law School, Wisconsin Law School,
Wyoming,Wyoming Law School,




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