Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Elon University School of Law receives full accreditation from American Bar Association

Elon University School of Law has received full accreditation by the American Bar Association. The Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar approved Elon’s application June 10, at its meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Elon Law’s ABA full approval was achieved at the earliest possible date under accreditation guidelines, certifying that the school is in full compliance with all ABA standards for the approval of law schools. Elon achieved provisional approval in 2008, allowing its graduates to take bar examinations in all jurisdictions in the United States.

Elon University trustees approved the establishment of the law school in 2004, with the aim of developing an innovative approach to legal education that builds on the university’s national reputation for leadership education and engaged learning. Elon Law prepares students to be lawyers and leaders in the profession and in society with a rigorous core curriculum, an emphasis on ethics, and an active, experiential style of learning that integrates classroom teaching with field-based experiences.