ABA Standard 509 Information
2022 Standard 509 Information Report
(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. A law school shall use due diligence in obtaining and verifying such information. Violations of these obligations may result in sanctions under Rule 15 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 time frame designated by the Council, the following information:
- admissions data;
- tuition and fees, living costs, financial aid;
- conditional scholarships;
- enrollment data, including academic, transfer and other attrition;
- number of full-time and part-time faculty, professional librarians and administrators;
- class sizes for first-year and upper-class courses; number of seminar, clinical and co-curricular offerings;
- employment outcomes: (2017) (2018) (2019) (2020) (2021)
- Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.
- 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:
- refund policies
- curricular offerings, academic calendar, and academic requirements;
- policies regarding the transfer of credit 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 the transfer of credit earned at another institution; and
(ii) A list of institutions, if any, with 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 makes 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.
American Bar Association Accreditation
UNT Dallas College of Law has been granted Full Approval by the American Bar Association’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Full Approval is effective February 18, 2022.
Questions concerning ABA accreditation may be directed to the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 or call (312) 988-6738.
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS) Commission On Colleges
The University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law is an academic division of the University of North Texas at Dallas and its accreditation is dependent on the accreditation of the main campus.
The University of North Texas at Dallas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of University of North Texas at Dallas may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).