AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
Texas A&M University School of Law is fully accredited by the
Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
of the American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610
According to the American Bar Association (ABA) Standards and Rules of Procedure, the Law School must publicly disclose a variety of consumer information, both general and pertaining to specific areas, on its website.
Standard 504(a) Character and Fitness Disclosure Information
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
Standard 509 (b)
General Consumer Information
- Texas A&M School of Law does not offer conditional scholarships. Information on scholarships and financial aid can be found here.
Standard 509 (c)
Curricular Offerings, Academic Calendar, and Academic Requirements
Policies regarding the transfer of credit earned at another institution of higher education
Complaints Involving ABA Accreditation Standards
Compliance with ABA Standards
As an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school, the School of Law is subject to the ABA Standards and Rules of for Approval of Law Schools. Those standards may be found at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/standards.html.
Any student who wishes to bring a formal complaint to the administration of the law school involving a significant problem directly implicating the law school’s compliance with the ABA Standards should do so by following the procedure below.
Filing of Complaint
Student complaints involving compliance with ABA Standards should be submitted in writing via e-mail, U.S. mail, or personal delivery to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The writing should describe, in detail, the behavior, program, or process complained of, and demonstrate how it impacts the law school’s compliance with a particular ABA Standard. The writing must provide both the name of the student submitting the complaint and the student’s official law school e-mail address and a mailing address for further communication about the complaint.
Response to Complaint
The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs should confirm receipt of the complaint within three business days of receipt. Acknowledgement of complaints may be made by e-mail, U.S. mail, or personal delivery in writing. Within 20 business days of acknowledgment of the complaint, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs shall either meet with the complaining student or respond to the substance of the complaint in writing. In that communication, the student should receive either a substantive response to the complaint or information about what steps are being taken by the law school to address the complaint or further investigate the complaint.
Within ten business days of being advised by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of any action taken in response to a complaint filed under this standard, the student may appeal that decision to the Dean of the law school. The decision of the Dean shall be final.
Calculation of Time
Under this policy, officially designated university holidays and university break days will not be included as business days when calculating time.
Students may submit a complaint about a significant problem that directly implicates the Law School’s compliance with ABA Accreditation Standards. The ABA Accreditation Standards may be found at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/standards. The complaint must be in writing, list the name and contact information of the student; state the basis for the complaint; and identify the particular ABA standard that is the subject of the complaint. Written complaints are to be submitted to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, who will respond to the complaint within 30 days. The student initiating the complaint shall have 30 days after receiving the response to appeal the decision of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to the Dean of the Law School, whose decision is final.