July 2, 2008

Law School Receives Provisional Accreditation

By Staff Reports

The degrees Elon University School of Law graduates receive now will carry a little more weight.

The school recently was granted provisional accreditation by the American Bar Association.

The school meets the associations requirements for faculty, facilities, funding, library and admissions.

This means that law school grads are eligible to take bar exams in any U.S. jurisdiction and may practice professionally with full rights after passing the bar.

"This milestone achievement is an important step toward realizing our vision of a nationally distinctive school of law at Elon University," said Leo M. Lambert , Elon University president, in a news release.

The university's charter class began in fall 2006.

A year later, the school applied for provisional accreditation.

This past school year, the school has conducted self studies and hosted various ABA officials.

Under the ABA rules, Elon Law will become eligible for full approval in summer 2010.

-- Staff Reports

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