Group Urges Schools To Downplay LSATs In Admissions

Law360, New York (May 25, 2010, 2:54 PM EDT) -- The Society of American Law Teachers has urged law school deans and faculty members to work with the American Bar Association to reduce the influence of U.S. News & World Report rankings and LSAT scores on admissions.

The organization issued a statement Friday contending that few schools are willing to compromise their ranking by accepting nontraditional and diverse students because LSAT scores figure so prominently into the computation of a school’s rank with the U.S. News & World Report.

“While we understand the pressures that lead...
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