Concordia University School of Law is provisionally approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.
Standard 102 (a) of the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools states the following in regards to granting provisional approval and the process for receiving full approval:
The Council shall grant provisional approval to a law school if at the time the school seeks such approval it demonstrates that it has achieved substantial compliance with the Standards and presents a reliable plan for bringing the law school into full compliance with each of the Standards within three years after receiving provisional approval. In order to demonstrate that it has a reliable plan to come into full compliance with the Standards within three years after receiving provisional approval, a law school must clearly state the specific actions that it plans to take to bring the school into full compliance and demonstrate that there is a reasonable probability that such actions will be successful. A provisionally approved law school may apply for full approval no earlier than two years after receiving provisional approval and must obtain full approval within five years after receiving provisional approval.
In the State of Idaho, only graduates from ABA provisionally approved or ABA fully approved law schools may sit for the bar exam. Concordia University School of Law received its provisional approval from the ABA in June 2015. The earliest Concordia Law may apply for ABA full approval is June 2017, with it being achieved no later than June 2020.
Further questions concerning the ABA approval process may be directed to:
ABA Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 988-6738
Fax: (312) 988-5681