A key commission of the American Bar Association has voted to give law schools the right to take an optional admission test. The Washington Post reported.
Currently, the ABA says law schools “require” applicants for first-year admission to submit scores of “true and reliable entrance test”.
The Law School Admissions Board, which runs the law school entrance test, said in a statement: “Research shows that optional policies often work against minorities, so we hope the ABA will consider these issues very closely. We believe that LSAT will continue to be a vital tool for schools and entrants for many years to come, as it is the most accurate predictor of law school success and a powerful tool for diversity when used properly as a factor in the overall admissions process. ”