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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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Former ABA President A.P. Carlton Dies

Former American Bar Association President Alfred P. (A.P.) Carlton died today. Carlton served from 2002 to 2003, during which he focused on reforming corporate governance and promoted the rule of law in Iraq. His most prominent advocacy, however, was his fight for judicial independence: he chaired the ABA’s Standing Committee on Judicial Independence and created the association’s Commission on the 21st Century Judiciary. Carlton was also a member of a number of community organizations and civic groups, both nationally and in his home state of North Carolina.
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