Program Will Verify Law School Admissions Data

The American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and the Law School Admission Council today informed law school deans about a program for schools to certify the accuracy of their reporting of entering-class academic credentials. John O'Brien, chair of the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar said that "the program gives schools a straightforward and efficient method to have their admissions data verified and to assure that they are accurately reporting admissions data to the ABA and to the public." To make the certification program possible, the ABA is now requiring schools to report information about their first-year students. The ABA and LSAC will use these reports to correlate and cross-check students and provide to schools that request it a report of their entering-class credentials. Learn more