Welcome back to Ahead of the Curve. I’m Karen Sloan, legal education editor at Law.com, and I’ll be your host for this weekly look at innovation and notable developments in legal education.

This week, I’m talking with Arizona State University Law Dean Doug Sylvester about a new admissions program that allows people to apply without taking the LSAT or any other standardized test. There are some strings attached, though. Next, I’m checking in on the status of some major legal education conferences to see if they are canceled or going virtual. Plus, I’ve got some bar exam updates from Texas, Pennsylvania and New York. Read on and stay safe!