Bloomberg Law
May 20, 2022, 8:35 PM

Law School Admission Test Would be Optional Under ABA Proposal

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

The Law School Admission Test soon may become a much less important part of the law school admissions process in the US, if the American Bar Association has its way.

An ABA group on Friday took another step toward allowing schools to decide whether or not to require the test for prospective students. The Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions voted to put the proposal out for public comment.

Law schools are currently required to ensure that applicants have completed a “valid and reliable” admission test. The new proposal comes as more than 80 U.S. law ...

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