Thursday, March 21, 2013
National Law Journal: ABA Panel Endorses Continued Use of LSAT in Law School Admissions:
It appears the Law School Admission Test is here to stay as a requirement to get into law school.
The ABA's Standards Review Committee, which has been evaluating the law school accreditation standards, caused a stir in 2011 when some members advocated dropping the requirement that schools use a "valid and reliable admission test"—in practice, the LSAT.
But support for change has waned over time. Now the ABA's Council of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has primarily endorsed retaining the LSAT requirement. ... The council on March 16 followed the committee's recommendation and preliminarily endorsed retaining the LSAT requirement. The council is seeking public comment on that and other aspects of Chapters 2 and 5 of the accreditation standards, of which the LSAT requirement was the most controversial. (Those two chapters address law school governance and admissions.)
Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:
- ABA May Make LSAT Optional (Jan. 13, 2011)
- 'Hasta la Vista, LSAT?' (Jan. 14, 2011)
- US News to Continue to Use LSAT in Rankings, Even if ABA Makes LSAT Optional (Jan. 24, 2011)
- Law Schools Imagine Life Without the LSAT (Jan. 31, 2011)
- ABA May Eliminate LSAT Requirement for Law School Admission (May 1, 2012)