An organization of law professors want LSAT scores dropped from U.S. News & World Report‘s ranking formula, and it hopes deans and law schools will be the ones to pull the plug.
The Society of American Law Teachers has urged law schools to stop providing U.S. News with their incoming students’ LSAT scores on the theory that the immense pressure to snag incoming students with high scores is making it harder to admit diverse classes. The median LSAT scores of the entering class accounts for 12.5 percent of each law school’s U.S. News score — a greater weight than the magazine gives to average grade point average or acceptance rate.
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