Saturday, May 20, 2017
In the face of growing competition from the GRE (which is now accepted by Arizona and Harvard), the LSAC today is permitting 1,000 applicants to take a digital version of the LSAT. In additional, the LSAC is removing the limit on how many times students can take the LSAT (the former limit was three times in any two-year period).
The ABA and LSAC require law schools to report each applicant's highest LSAT score, which counts 12.5% in the U.S. News rankings. The rule change thus gives wealthier students who can afford to take the LSAT multiple times an enormous advantage in law school admissions.
The rule change also will increase LSAC's revenues, which were $59.7 million in its most recent publicly available Form 990. LSAC has $238 million of assets and paid its President $692,000. Four other employees were paid over $300,000.
From Jeff Thomas, Kaplan Test Prep's executive director of pre-law programs:
- ABA Journal, Law School Applicants Will Soon Have Option to Take LSAT More Frequently
- Above the Law, The LSAT Tries To Be More Competitive With The GRE
- Inside Higher Ed, LSAT Retake Limit Lifted