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UC Irvine School of Law Receives Full ABA Accreditation

Dear Friends and Supporters of UCI Law School,

I am thrilled to report that today the ABA Council on Legal Education approved the full accreditation of University of California, Irvine School of Law.  It is effective immediately.  

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This is a wonderful milestone for our Law School and it is the result of the tremendous hard work of all of our faculty, administrators, staff, students, and alumni over these last six years.   It reflects the great support we have received from Chancellor Michael Drake and Provosts Michael Gottfredson, Sue Bryant, and Howard Gillman.  It also reflects the incredible assistance we have received from our donors and supporters who have guided us and helped us enormously at every step of the way.  We are very grateful!

Together, we are creating a very special law school and I feel so honored to be a part of it.

Congratulations to all!


Subject: Report and Congratulations


I write to report briefly that the Council at its meeting on June 6, 2014 accepted the recommendation of the Accreditation Committee and approved a motion to grant full approval and accreditation to the University of California Irvine School of Law.

A formal letter will follow, of course, but this approval is effective today - June 6.

Thanks to you and Provost Gillman for appearing before the Council and answering its questions. Congratulations to you and your colleagues on this accomplishment. On behalf of the Council, continuing best wishes for the school’s success.

ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

The University of California, Irvine School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association. For information about ABA accreditation, contact the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar at:

Office of the Consultant on Legal Education / Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 988-6738
Fax: (312) 988-5681