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The Journal Gazette

March 14, 2016 8:40 AM

Indiana Tech Law School granted provisional accreditation

The Journal Gazette

Indiana Tech Law School said today it has received provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association.

The provisional accreditation entitles the law school to all the rights of a fully accredited law school, and enables its graduates to take the bar exam in any U.S. jurisdiction, the school said in a statement. That means this year's third-year students, who graduate in May, may take the bar exam after graduating.

Indiana Tech may apply for full accreditation two years from now, and must obtain full accreditation within five years, the statement said. To do so, it must show it is in substantial compliance with all the association's Standards for the Approval of Law Schools.

"I'm grateful for the ABA's work in reviewing our program and all of the support we have received along the way from our students, faculty and staff, Indiana Tech alums and the legal community in Fort Wayne and beyond," said Charles Cercone, law school dean, in the statement. "All of us here at the law school are excited about what the future holds for our program."