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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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ABA President Voices Support for 2nd Chance Act

American Bar Association President Bob Carlson yesterday urged the U.S. House Judiciary Committee to pass the Second Chance Reauthorization Act, which would renew funding for programs aimed at easing former prisoners’ re-entry into society. “These programs increase public safety and reduce recidivism by helping men, women and juveniles transition from correctional confinement to productive lives,” Carlson wrote. “The total number of Americans in prisons and jails has declined over nine straight years, in part due to ‘smart on crime’ policies like the Second Chance Act.”
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