Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

About the Section

Members of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar are part of a 14,000 member group that strives to improve legal education and lawyer licensing by fostering cooperation among legal educators, practitioners and judges through workshops, conferences and publications.

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Law School Accreditation

The Section's Council is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) as the national accrediting agency for programs leading to the J.D. In this function, the Council and the Section are independent of the ABA, as required by DOE regulations. All state supreme courts recognize ABA-approved law schools as meeting the legal education requirements to qualify for the bar examination; forty-six states limit eligibility for bar admission to graduates of ABA-approved schools.

Council Meetings

The Section's Council meets four times per year. Visit the Council Meeting page for dates, locations, and open session materials.

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Membership in the Section offers opportunities to increase your knowledge, develop your career, expand your professional community, and shape the future of legal education.

Practice Forward Amid COVID-19

Move your practice and the legal profession forward during the pandemic and beyond with continually updated tools and resources.

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