Lynchburg-based Liberty University School of Law was awarded full accreditation approval by the American Bar Association during its annual meeting in
The Council is recognized as the accrediting agency of law schools by the U.S. Department of Education. Liberty University School of Law opened in August 2004. A law school must complete a full academic year before it is eligible to apply for provisional approval by the
Now that the law school is fully approved, it will move forward with plans to launch degrees in addition to the JD. Some of the degrees in planning include various specialties in law (LL.M.), a master’s in Public Policy, and a Ph.D. in law. When implemented, the non-JD degrees will be both residential and online.
Provisional approval means the
Without the ability to take a bar exam, a person with a JD degree cannot practice law. A law school must be provisionally approved for at least two years before it is eligible to apply for full approval.
Composed of 17 experts in legal education and public representatives plus certain
Comprised of 24 separate experts in legal education and public representatives, the Council voted to grant full accreditation approval to
The law school plans on launching study abroad programs. The locations include
Falwell, a graduate of Harvard Law, says, “The accreditation approval of the school of law represents a significant milestone in the history of