FAMU College of Law Nears Provisional Accreditation

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ORLANDO, FLA,

Just two years after opening and one year before its first class will graduate, Florida A&M University College of Law is just one step away from being granted provisional accreditation.

The American Bar Association (ABA) Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar voted that the college be granted provisional accreditation at a meeting last month in Washington. The council's decision will be sent to the ABA House of Delegates for concurrence or non-concurrence at the ABA Annual Meeting in August. If the House of Delegates concurs with the council's action, the FAMU College of Law will be granted provisional approval. The Council also voted to grant provisional accreditation to Florida International University's law school.

"This significant professional and academic milestone is the result of much hard work and dedication by FA MU President Fred Gainous, FIU President Modesto A. Maidique, the deans, the administration, stall" and faculty of these two prestigious law schools," Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said in a statement.

"As a result, FAMU and FIU law students can sit for the Bar examination upon graduation as they prepare for their practice. This is a significant step for higher education in the State of Florida, and I am very proud of both teams," Bush said. …