The American Bar Association’s decision Monday to table the elimination of its LSAT requirement might slow the tide of law schools using the GRE and other alternative tests in admissions, but it won’t stop it.
That’s the consensus from deans who backed the unsuccessful proposal to drop the LSAT requirement. The controversial proposed change to the law school accreditation standards was slated for consideration by the ABA’s House of Delegates at its annual meeting in Chicago, but the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, which oversees law school accreditation, withdrew the resolution at the last minute, citing opposition from some delegates. The council was divided on the matter when it voted in May to push forward and will now determine whether to try again.
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