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ALWD Comments to the Standards Review Committee

Documents filed by ALWD are available for download as PDF files. Learn more »

ABA Standards

One of the most important bodies in law school accreditation is the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. The United States Department of Education recognizes the Section (along with its Accreditation Committee) as the national accrediting agency for law schools. ABA-accredited law schools meet the legal education requirements of all state bars; only four states do not require graduation from an ABA-accredited law school for bar admission. Learn more »

LRW Programs (Upper-Level Writing Requirements)

This section of the website is currently undergoing construction. You can currently view upper-level writing requirements here.

Best Practice for Protecting Security of Position for 405(c) Faculty

Part of full citizenship for legal writing faculty includes substantive and procedural protections "reasonably similar to tenure." In this essay, Professor Melissa H. Weresh explores best practices for protecting securing of position under ABA Accreditation Standard 405(c). Read the essay