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Problems With Law School Test Frustrate Thousands

Staffing shortages and software issues at a vendor cause headaches for would-be law students taking the LSAT.

The Week in Admissions News

The University of California admits a record number of in-state students; when the minimum wage rises, community college enrollment falls; Asian students less likely to be admitted to highly selective colleges than white students with similar credentials.

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Poaching From the Neighbor’s Yard

Enrollment and demographic declines are leading some regional public colleges to entice students from neighboring states, stoking tensions and spurring competition.

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An Overabundance of Caution

Colleges are going over race-conscious practices with a fine-toothed comb, anticipating future legal challenges. Critics fear they’re sacrificing values at the altar of prudence.

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Opinion

An Equity-Based Defense of Legacy Admissions

At Grinnell College, we don’t have a legacy admission program—but it might be easier to fund our $50 million-plus annual aid budget if we did, Joe Bagnoli writes.

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Legal Compliance or ‘Interpretive Overreach’?

The Supreme Court ruling sent institutions scrambling to ensure compliance. Some say it’s also enabled politically motivated overreach.

The Week in Admissions News

The new Common App launches; University of Virginia threads the needle on legacy preferences in admissions; Virginia Tech vows to end not just legacy preferences but also early decision; Wake Forest offers first-gen students an early-action option.

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Law Schools Split on ChatGPT in Admissions Essays

Some say failing to teach law students to use artificial intelligence is “malpractice,” but the role ChatGPT should have in law school admissions is unclear.