TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Dec 5, 2013

Rutgers School of Law at Camden has been publicly censured and fined $25,000 by the ABA for violating an accrediting standard that requires law schools to use the LSAT to evaluate an applicant’s prospects of graduating, the ABA Journal reports. Rutgers-Camden operated an admissions program without first obtaining a required variance from the section that allowed some applicants to use a standardized graduate admissions test score such as the GRE, GMAT or MCAT instead of the LSAT to be admitted. The censure has raised questions about how often other qualification tests are chosen in lieu of the exam. The ABA declined to disclose how many schools have applied for a variance or how many have been approved, the Wall Street Journal Law Blog reports. That information is confidential, according to Barry Currier, the ABA’s managing director of accreditation and legal education.