ABA Required Disclosures

ABA Standard 509 Information

(a) All consumer 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 consumer information. Violations of these obligations may result in sanctions under Rule 16 of the Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools.

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

(1) admissions data;

(2)tuition, fees, living costs, financial aid;

(3) conditional scholarships;

(4) enrollment data, including academic, transfer and other attrition/graduation rates;

(5)number 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

(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;

(3) policies regarding the transfer credits earned at another institution of higher education

The law school’s transfer of credit policies must include, at minimum:

(i) A statement of the criteria established by the law school regarding transfer of credit earned at another institution; and

(ii) A list of institutions, if any, which the law school has established an articulation agreement.

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

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


Standard 509 Information Report

2011 Employment Summary Report

2012 Employment Summary Report

         2013 Employment Summary Report

Scholarship Retention Data Worksheet

Additional Information

library resources

For more information about admission data, contact Law School Admissions.

Law School Admissions
St. Mary’s University
One Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, Texas 78228-8601
Toll-Free 1-866-639-5831
Fax: 210-431-4202