The University of California, Irvine School of Law has been granted provisional accreditation by the American Bar Association, the school said in an e-mailed statement.
``The ABA’s decision puts the official seal of approval on the hard work of scores of faculty, administrators, students, and supporters—both on campus and in the legal community,'' said Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. ``It’s the culmination of years of planning and execution.''
The law school opened in 2009. Law schools are eligible for provisional accreditation after two years, and full accreditation after five, according to the statement.