Law School Admissions Shouldn't Hinge On Test Scores

By Aaron Taylor (July 8, 2022, 11:36 AM 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 “valid and reliable admission test” when assessing applicants for first-year admission.[1]

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

In 2018, a similar recommendation was proffered but withdrawn in the face of compelling opposition, including from a group of highly respected law school admissions leaders.[2] Back then, a primary impetus behind the recommendation was a desire among a growing number…

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