Liberty University School of Law
|Liberty University School of Law|
|Type||Private ABA-Accredited School of Law|
|Dean||Mathew D. Staver|
|Location||Lynchburg, VA, USA|
|Colors||Red, White, & Navy Blue|
Founding and accreditation
Liberty University Law was founded in 2004 and is provisionally accredited by the American Bar Association. Provision Accreditation is the highest level of accreditation available at present; full accreditation cannot be granted until a school has been in operation for five years. Students graduating from a provisionally accredited law school enjoy the full rights guaranteed to fully accredited schools.
The school offers litigation tracks in civil law, criminal law or constitutional law. It offers planning tracks in business planning, estate planning, real estate development and government administration.
Bar passage rate
Liberty University School of Law achieved a 94.4% pass rate on the Virginia Bar Exam in 2008, second in the state to University of Virginia Law School's 96.8%, and in the top 5% of schools nationally.
The law school's founding Dean, Bruce Green, was committed to providing an excellent legal education and exposing students to natural law--a view of the law grounded in the Western legal tradition. The current Dean is Mathew D. Staver, who is also founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel.
- ↑ "Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar". Chicago: American Bar Association. http://www.abanet.org/legaled/accreditation/abarole.html. Retrieved 2009-08-11.
- ↑ "Liberty University School of Law Viewbook". Liberty University School of Law. 2008-03-06. pp. 11. http://law.liberty.edu/media/1190/viewbook/LU_LAW%202008_Viewbook%20Web.pdf. Retrieved 2009-08-11.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Bible, Mitzi (October 16, 2008). "Law School Announces High Bar Passage Rate" (PDF). Liberty Journal (Lynchburg, Virginia: Liberty University). http://www.liberty.edu/libertyjournal/index.cfm?PID=15758§ion=4&artid=449&CFID=4377236&CFTOKEN=62432310. Retrieved 2009-08-11.
- ↑ Dybis, Karen (October 2008). "Which Law Schools Give Away the Most Money?". The National Jurist: pp. 22–25. http://www.nationaljurist.com/content/which-law-school-give-away-most-money. Retrieved 2009-08-11.
- ↑ "Liberty Counsel - About Us". http://lc.org/index.cfm?pid=14096. "Liberty Counsel provides pro bono legal assistance in the areas of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the traditional family."
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