Tuesday, May 1, 2012
An ABA committee has tentatively agreed on two alternative approaches to the current requirement in the Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools that all law school applicants must take a valid and reliable admissions test.
The first approach would keep a pared-down version of the current requirement in the standards. The second would eliminate the requirement altogether.
Neither vote, taken during a Friday meeting of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar’s Standards Review Committee, was binding. But the two votes taken together reflect a deep division among committee members over whether such a requirement is necessary, an issue over which the committee has gone back and forth several times already.
The existing standard, known as the LSAT requirement, says that a law school must require each first-year applicant to take a valid and reliable admissions test to assist the school and the applicant in assessing the applicant’s capability of successfully completing the school’s education program.
- LSAT Blog, LSAT Requirement May be Eliminated:
In this post, I address 3 questions:
- What is the LSAT requirement?
- Why would the committee consider dropping it?
- How would this affect law school admissions?