Law school admissions shouldn’t depend on test scores

By Aaron Taylor (July 8, 2022, 11:36 a.m. EDT) – In April, a committee convened by the American Bar Association recommended the elimination of an accreditation standard that requires law schools to consider a “test of ‘valid and reliable admission’ when evaluating applicants for first-year admission.[1]

A decision on the recommendation is expected in early 2023. This will not be the first time the ABA has considered eliminating this requirement.

In 2018, a similar recommendation was made but withdrawn in the face of compelling opposition, including from a group of highly respected law school admissions officers.[2] At the time, the main impetus behind the recommendation was the desire of a growing number…

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