When I got my engineering degree, my particular program was not ABET certified. In the engineering world, acredidation is done on a subject by subject basis, not the whole school. The consequence of not having ABET approve the program would be 8 years vs. 4 years of professional work to satisfy the experience requirement to get your license to practice. The school worked like MAD to get the program certified and they were ultimately successful. Acredidation by the main sanctioning body of a professional field is HUGE in my opinion. My lord, why spend the expense and time requirement to go to a non-ABA school when you can just as likely find a Tier-4 somewhere to take you. You only do law school once, maximize what you're getting out of it. If you can ONLY get into a non-ABA, you shouldn't be a lawyer IMO. That would suggest you can't get into Cooley, and Cooley would accept Corky from that TV show back in the day.