Columbia Law School briefly required a video statement to be submitted by law degree transfer applicants—and has since been taking heat from it in the media, being accused of skirting a new law on affirmative action—but other law schools have required or accepted video submissions for years, according to a review of those policies.

The Washington Free Beacon was the first to report on Columbia Law’s video submission policy, claiming that it was a way for the school to skirt the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on race-based college admissions.