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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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American Lawyer Population 15% Higher Over 10 Years

New data from the American Bar Association’s National Lawyer Population Survey shows the number of attorneys in the U.S. has increased by 15.2 percent over the last decade, the ABA Journal reports. As of the end of last year, there were 1,338,678 lawyers active in the country. The five states reporting the highest number of active lawyers were New York, California, Texas, Florida and Illinois.
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