ABA Required Disclosures

The University of Missouri School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association.

The American Bar Association requires all accredited law schools to provide specific information to prospective students as they research law schools. All required disclosures for the University of Missouri School of Law are located here, pursuant to ABA Standard 509.

Standard 301(a): A law school shall maintain a rigorous program of legal education that prepares its students, upon graduation, for admission to the bar and for effective, ethical, and responsible participation as members of the legal profession.

Standard 301(b): A law school shall establish and publish learning outcomes designed to achieve these objectives.

Standard 310(a): A law school shall adopt, publish, and adhere to written policies and procedures for determining the credit hours that it awards for coursework.

Standard 509(a): All information that a law school reports, publicizes or distributes shall be complete, accurate and not misleading to a reasonable law school student or applicant. Schools shall use due diligence in obtaining and verifying such information. Violations of these obligations may result in sanctions under Rule 16 of the Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law School.

Standard 509(b): A law school shall publicly disclose on its website, in the form and manner and for the time frame designated by the Council, the following information:

  1. Admissions data;
  2. Tuition and fees, living costs, and financial aid;
  3. Conditional scholarships;
  4. Enrollment data, including academic, transfer, and other attrition;
  5. Numbers of full-time and part-time faculty, professional librarians, and administrators;
  6. Class sizes for first year and upper class courses; number of seminar, clinical and co-curricular offerings;
  7. Employment outcomes;
  8. Bar passage data;

Standard 509(c): A law school shall publicly disclose on its website, in a readable and comprehensive manner, the following information on a current basis:

  1. Refund policies
  2. Curricular offerings, academic calendar, and academic requirements; and
  3. Policies regarding the transfer of credit earned at another institution of higher education. The law school’s transfer of credit policies must include, at a minimum:
    1. A statement of the criteria established by the law school regarding the transfer of credit earned at another institution; and
    2. A list of institutions, if any, with which the law school has an established articulation agreement.

Standard 509(d): A law school shall distribute the data required under Standard 509(b)(3) to all applicants being offered conditional scholarship at the time the scholarship offer is extended.

Standard 509(e): If a law school elects to make a public disclosure of its status as a law school approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, it shall do so accurately and shall include the name and contact information of the Council.

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