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Law School Council to Stop Certifying LSAT Scores

The Law School Admission Council, which certifies LSAT scores and undergraduate GPA data submitted by law schools for ABA accreditation, announced last week that it intends to suspend that service. The organization’s letter cites consideration by the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar to allow use of the GRE exam instead of the LSAT for law school admission. “Our board believes that certifying LSAT scores when other scores are not certified could lead to more confusion for applicants and for law schools,” the council’s chair said. The ABA Journal has more.

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Grant to Fund Legal Education Research

The American Bar Foundation (ABF) has received a $320,000 grant from Access Group Inc., a nonprofit organization that works to promote access to legal and graduate education through research, policy advocacy and student educational services. The grant will support the foundation’s Visiting Scholars Fellowship Program in Legal and Higher Education and the Doctoral Fellowship Program in Legal and Higher Education. The goal of both programs, according to the foundation, is to advance scholarship examining access, affordability and value in legal and higher education. Read more about the grant.

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