Finally …. The LSAT Is Not The Only Show In Town

I am happy to see that the ABA finally has endorsed the GRE as an alternative to the LSAT for purposes of law school application. (That’s a lot of acronyms in one sentence!)

This has been too long in coming and is very significant because the ABA is responsible for law school accreditation. Although some law schools across the country have announced willingness to accept the GRE in lieu of the LSAT in the recent past, the ABA has been silent to date. But it now has spoken. See this article for details.

The basis for my joy at this news is my general discontent with the LSAT at being perceived as the only indicator of success in law school. First of all, it has been shown that the LSAT only indicates for success in the first semester of law school. After that, all bets are off.

Second, the format of the LSAT is unfriendly to many test takers who are very competent and should not be eliminated from consideration for law school based on poor results on a test that requires hundreds of hours of test prep for most people and is a huge money maker for test prep courses. Not being able to do well on the little games played on the LSAT should not be the obstacle it has been for so many otherwise qualified law school applicants.

If you want to compare and contrast the two tests and decide which one is best for you, see this article. Neither one may be a walk in the park, but you will be making an informed decision and FINALLY have choices. All good.

Now for what I hope will be a little entertainment re the LSAT — my blog from 2018 “LSAT Haters: Listen Up.” You need to keep a sense of humor to get through the law school application and acceptance processes.

Good luck!

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