Every ABA Accredited Law School in the United States

Once you have passed the LSAT, you are ready to apply to law school. The LSAC can assist you in this endeavor, and some ABA-accredited law schools require that you use services provided by the LSAC when applying. This list shows you which services are required or recommended by ABA-accredited law schools.

Most, if not all, ABA-accredited law schools insist upon you using the LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS). This handy service helps you organize transcripts and references into a nice, neat package. All college transcripts, from every institution you have ever attended (regardless of whether or not you received a degree) must be mailed directly from the institution to Law School Admission Council,662 Penn Street, PO BOX 2000-M,Newtown PA 18940-0993. If you attended institutions outside of the United States, its territories, or Canada, have those transcripts mailed directly from the institution to Law School Admission Council, 662 Penn Street, PO BOX 8502, Newtown PA 18940-8502.

Choose the state below to view ABA accredited schools:

The second part of the LSAC’s CAS helps you to obtain letters of reference and online evaluations from those most familiar with your character and work. The LSAC will provide you with pre-printed forms to hand to those who are submitting letters of recommendation to the LSAC’s CAS on your behalf. In addition, when you supply the CAS with names of individuals who have agreed to complete online evaluations of your professionalism and moral character, the CAS will contact these people directly and instruct them on how to complete online evaluations.

The CAS costs $155 and is payable to the LSAC through your online account with them. Not only does this cover the arranging, gathering and organizing of documentation, it also covers electronic applications to all ABA-approved law schools to which you choose to apply.

How do you know which law schools are accredited by the ABA? The LSAC maintains a list of currently accredited institutions here. Simply click on the state in which you are interested in attending law school to find contact information for schools that are ABA-accredited.

In an ABA-accredited law school, you can expect to take certain courses that are mandated by the ABA. These courses surround the topics of substantive law, legal research, legal reasoning, legal problem-solving, legal writing, oral communication, professionalism, professional responsibility, history and goals of the ABA, and live client interactions via internships, externships or pro-bono work.

The law degree you will receive upon graduation is known as the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. Under ABA rules, it must take you at least two years, but no longer than seven years, to complete the requirements for your J.D. degree. The ABA mandates that you must complete 83 semester hours (129 quarter hours) of credit to earn a J.D. degree.

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The following law schools in Alabama hold ABA accreditation as of May 2012:


There are currently no ABA-accredited law schools in Alaska.:


Two law schools in Arizona currently are ABA-accredited:


Just two law schools in Arkansas currently are ABA-accredited:


The following California law schools hold ABA accreditation:

State Bar-Accredited law schools in CaliforniaAccredited law schools have been approved by the State Bar of California, which oversees and regulates these schools. Law schools in California that are currently approved by the State Bar are:


Two law schools in Colorado hold ABA approval as of 2012:


The Connecticut Bar Examining Committee requires that you graduate from a school which it has approved. All ABA-accredited law schools in the United States fall into this category. The Committee has also approved the following two neighboring non-ABA accredited law schools and will accept graduates from these schools for admission to the Connecticut bar:

ABA-Accredited Law Schools in Connecticut
Law schools that are ABA-accredited in Connecticut are:


Just one Delaware law school currently holds the distinction of being ABA-accredited:

District of Columbia

The following District of Columbia law schools hold ABA accreditation:


These Florida law schools hold ABA accreditation:



Currently, one law school in Hawaii holds ABA-accreditation:










Currently, two university law schools in Maryland hold ABA accreditation:








New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York


North Carolina

North Dakota





Below is a list of Pennsylvania law schools holding ABA accreditation, along with the application fee and number of credit hours required to earn a J.D. degree:

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota







West Virginia


Under SCR 40.03, if you graduate with a professional law degree from a law school in Wisconsin that is fully accredited by the ABA, and meet subject matter and credit hour requirements (which will be explained later), you may be admitted to the Wisconsin bar without taking the bar examination. These schools are:


Canadian Provinces

The Barreau du Quebec requires that you graduate from a French civil law school in order to become a licensed lawyer in Quebec. Approved law schools include:

Other provincial law societiesrequire that you graduate from a Canadian common-law university. All schools below except McGill University are common-law schools.

Law schools in Canada include:

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