Law School Council May Stop Certifying Admissions Data

August 5, 2016

The Law School Admission Council has warned law school officials that it is considering ending its practice of certifying the academic credentials of the schools' matriculated students -- an apparent response to law schools' growing use of the GRE as an alternative to the council's Law School Admission Test, Above the Law reported. Some law schools have begun using the GRE instead of the traditional LSAT in their admissions processes, to the dismay of the council, which took steps punish at least one institution that had moved in that direction before backing down.

The admission council said its certification of the admissions data at law schools is made difficult if not impossible by the schools' use of tests other than the LSAT, and warned that the change could undermine confidence in law school rankings.

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