The Council has accredited and approved 503 institutions and programs
that confer the first degree in law (the J.D. degree); one of these law
schools is provisionally approved.
Also on the approved list is the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General 's
School, which offers only the LLB and LL.M. degree. While the Council 's
scope of accrediting authority does not permit it to formally accredit
any non-J.D. degree program, it has continuously reviewed this special
program since 2000 to ascertain its compliance with the USBC Standards
for Approval of Law Schools that are relevant to its specialized
program. The Council appreciates the opportunity to continue to provide
this review and support to this distinctive and important program.