Charlotte School of Law Earns Full American Bar Association Accreditation

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Achievement is Final Step in ABA Approval Process

The Charlotte School of Law has been awarded full accreditation by the American Bar Association. The action was approved by the Council of the ABA's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, during the Council's quarterly meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 10, the School was informed today. The Council determined through its accreditation process that Charlotte School of Law is in full compliance with the ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools.

“We have achieved a goal that represents five years of hard work and dedication by the students, faculty and staff of CharlotteLaw,” said Dennis Stone, Interim Dean of Charlotte School of Law. “The ABA’s accreditation affirms our commitment to provide a legal education that is focused on achieving great student outcomes, preparing excellent lawyers who are ready for practice and commitment to serving the underserved. We are particularly pleased that the ABA gave CharlotteLaw its full approval in the minimum time required.”

The ABA Accreditation Committee gave CharlotteLaw a positive recommendation to the Council in May. The ABA granted provisional approval to the School in 2008, concluding it was in compliance with ABA standards and had a plan to bring itself into full compliance. A law school must be provisionally approved for at least two years before it is eligible to apply for full approval. In order to be granted full approval, a School must demonstrate that it has established full compliance with each of the ABA’s standards, including standards relating to bar passage, job placement and diversity.

About Charlotte School of Law
Charlotte School of Law offers a student-centered orientation that focuses on the hands-on learning needed to equip graduates with leadership, management and interpersonal skills needed for career success. As the only law school in North Carolina’s most populous city, CharlotteLaw offers full-time and part-time day programs as well as an evening part-time program for working professionals. On the Web at

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