Law deans question the validity of law school entrance exams - News


A proposed requirement that accredited law schools use a valid and reliable entrance exam as determined by the American Bar Association has been called into question by a group of law school deans.

The American Bar Association recently proposed changes to its accreditation rule, Standard 503, which would require any non-LSAT entrance exam to undergo a review process to determine its validity.  As it currently stands, law schools are able to make that determination. If the proposed changes are put into effect, power to make that determination would shift to the ABA.

The Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar held a public hearing on July 14 in Chicago to address the issue. Law school deans and a handful of stakeholders…

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