The J. Reuben Clark Law School has been accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) since 1974. Last year the ABA received a complaint alleging that the Law School was not operating in compliance with certain ABA Standards. We recently received notice that the ABA has rejected the complaint and has closed the matter. The complainant had previously made a similar complaint to Brigham Young University’s regional accreditor—the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities—which was likewise rejected.
The Law School is grateful to the ABA for its role in ensuring the quality of American legal education. In the 43 years since its start, BYU Law has risen to a place among the top law schools in the United States. Next week, we are excited to welcome another extraordinary class of students who, according to their entering credentials, are expected to be in the top 10 percent in the country. We look forward to making continued progress as we pursue our mission of providing our students an outstanding legal education in an atmosphere of religious faith.