The Whittier Experience


Whittier Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

ABA Accreditation

Whittier Law School was the first ABA accredited law school in Orange County. The American Bar Association granted provisional accreditation in 1978, and full accreditation in 1985.

For further information regarding American Bar Association approval, please contact:

Office of the Managing Director /
Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312.988.6738
Fax: 312.988.5681

AALS Accreditation

Whittier Law School became a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in 1987.

WASC Accreditation

Whittier College was first accredited in 1949, and Whittier Law School has been included in that accreditation process since joining Whittier College in 1975.

The Statement of Accreditation Status can be seen here.