By Tyler Roberts
In an effort to create a larger, more diverse applicant pool, Harvard Law School will begin accepting the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores from applicants this fall. The move could have a domino effect on the application process at other law schools.
The Ivy League is just the second law school to reconsider the LSAT as the main admissions standard. The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law began accepting GRE scores last year.
Like the University of Arizona, Harvard examined the GRE scores of current and former students who had taken both admissions tests. The schools wanted to figure out if the GRE is a valid predictor of first-year performance, and the results indicated that indeed it is.