Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Columbia Is Seventh Law School To Accept GRE For Admissions

Columbia (2017)Following up on my previous posts (links below):  Columbia is the seventh law school to accept the GRE as an alternative to the LSAT,  joining (in chronological order) Arizona, Harvard, Northwestern, Georgetown, Hawaii, and Washington University:

As part of its ongoing commitment to preparing students to be leaders in the legal profession, as well as other fields such as science, technology, public policy, and business, Columbia Law School will accept Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores in addition to LSAT scores from applicants to the three-year J.D. program beginning on a trial basis in fall 2018. ...

In compliance with American Bar Association standards, the Law School authorized a validity study that used anonymized data to evaluate the GRE performance of current and past Columbia Law School students. The study concluded that the GRE is comparable to the LSAT in predicting success in the first year of law school at Columbia.

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