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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 Seeking Responses to Diversity Survey

The American Bar Association is asking attorneys to participate in a voluntary study aimed at better understanding the legal workplace with regards to the experience of women, minorities, LGBT individuals, those with disabilities and others. The ABA has partnered with the Burton Blatt Institute and Syracuse University to conduct the survey, and the findings will be used to help develop best practices in the legal profession. Access the survey here.
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