The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law has been working on developing the JD-Next exam as an alternative law school admissions test since 2019, and on Friday the Council of the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions approved a variance for the law school to use the JD-Next exam for admission.

JD-Next, a national program designed to reduce disparities in preparation for law school and to provide a more reliable predictor of student success, can be used in lieu of the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and Graduate Record Exam (GRE) at Arizona Law.