Accreditation and Policies


Baylor Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association since 1931 and has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1938. The address and telephone number of the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar of the American Bar Association is:

Office of the Consultant on Legal Education
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

Policy on Nondiscrimination

Baylor University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws, and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin, gender, age, or disability in either employment or the provision of services. The University is controlled by a Board of Regents with a composition of at least 75% Baptist members, while the balance of the Board membership may be Christians who are active members of a church in a historic Christian tradition other than Baptist. The University is operated within the Christian-oriented aims and ideals of Baptists and is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, a cooperative association of autonomous Texas Baptist churches. As a religiously-controlled institution of higher education, Baylor University is exempt from compliance with some provisions of certain civil rights laws, including some provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. As such, Baylor prescribes standards of personal conduct, including standards that bear upon sexual misconduct. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation per se, but does discriminate on the basis of sexual misconduct, including, but not limited to, non-marital sexual misconduct, homosexual conduct, or the encouragement or advocacy of any form of sexual behavior that would undermine the Baptist identity or faith mission of the University. This policy statement is neither intended to discourage, nor is it in fact applicable to, any analytical discussion of law and policy issues involved in the regulation of sexual behavior, or to discussions of any recommendations for changes in existing law. Discussions of these matters are both practiced and are welcomed within our curriculum. Further information may be obtained from the Baylor University web site at (See "Current Students"; then, "Policies & Procedures"; then "Student Policies and Procedures"; then "Sexual Misconduct, Policy"; then "Human Sexuality, Statement on"; See also "Faculty and Staff"; then, "Policies and Manuals"; then, "Personnel Policies"; then "Sexual Misconduct Policy").