Monday, May 9, 2016
Following up on my previous posts (links below): National Law Journal, Opposition to Arizona Law School’s Use of GRE Fizzles:
The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law will remain a member of the Law School Admission Council—for now.
The council, which administers the Law School Admission Test, informed Arizona law dean Marc Miller by letter Saturday that the Tucson law school will be allowed to remain in its membership ranks “for the time being.”
The council’s board of trustees at its meeting on Friday and Saturday discussed whether Arizona’s use of the GRE in addition to the LSAT violated the council rule that requires “substantially all” applicants to members schools take the law school-specific test. ...
“We understand the Accreditation Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar will review the GRE study and address the validity of the alternative tests as well as other issues related to [the ABA admissions standard],” the council’s May 7 letter reads. “The resolution of these issues may well impact LSAC’s membership requirements.” Hence, the board decided to maintain the existing membership, the letter said.
Despite the council’s decision, Miller said that work remains. “We look forward to working with LSAC, the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, and our colleagues throughout legal education as we rethink the role of standardized tests in admission to JD programs and how best to achieve broad access and diversity in legal education and the legal profession,” he said.
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