http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=6848&NewsID=120 On February 13, the American Bar Association (ABA) granted provisional accreditation to the Liberty University School of Law at the earliest date possible for a new law school. The law school, in only its second year, was awarded provisional accreditation on its first attempt. To achieve provisional accreditation within 18 months of the first entering class is virtually unprecedented. Following the announcement, Dr. Jerry Falwell, founder and chancellor of Liberty, stated, “This is the second-most important news in the history of the university, eclipsed only by the announcement of Liberty’s accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1980. Provisional accreditation for the law school means that Liberty is in substantial compliance with each of the ABA’s Standards for the Approval of Law Schools and has presented a reliable plan to achieve full compliance with those standards within three years. Great news for Liberty!