Should Law Schools Drop The LSAT Requirement?

LSAT Blog Should Law Schools Drop LSAT Requirement
I was just interviewed on Huffington Post Live (alternate link) about some recent changes in law school admissions, along with Elie Mystal of Above the Law and Kyle McEntee of Law School Transparency.


From HuffPo:

Two law schools will now accept a limited number of students who have not taken the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), and others may follow suit. What impact will this have on students, law schools and the profession?

(Background: Bloomberg News article and Elie's recent editorial on Above the Law.)

Some further thoughts:

I do think the change will spread to other low-ranked law schools (and up the chain to somewhat-better ranked schools). It's in the schools' self-interest to institute such a change, and the scope of the change is rather limited.

On-campus marketing to young college students is likely to be effective - many just want to just have everything taken care of and figured out, at least for a while. Even if it is likely in their best interests to shop around (both to consider other law schools and other professional paths), students may not have the foresight to realize this until it's too late.

1 comment:

  1. i think it is good.however others adage,"it is not premise on you have to have a outlandishly high GPA i think,and i do notice many feasibly do not have the perfect 4.0 naturally.
    I am happy though for those who can do it.Good to see. Being one who scored 2
    169 and 148 fairly well at 161 on my LSAT both scores
    has gotten me into many law school/offers tier 1 and also tier 2,3 etc.
    they were more focus on my astute mind in law for 12 to 15 yrs of expertise in the field of my legal studies,and i appreciate that,encompassing my handling of a advocate
    group,for same amount of years,they didn't care they said if i was only 140 premise on my years of experience already prove i shall be an effective astute lawyer so i am happy about it.