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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 President Critical of 'Unsafe and Unhealthy' Conditions for Children in Federal Facilities

The American Bar Association is "appalled" by reports of hundreds of children being held in unsafe and unhealthy conditions in federal facilities, according to a statement issued by ABA President Bob Carlson. "The U.S. Department of Justice has argued that bedding, soap, showers and toothbrushes are not necessary to maintain the 'safe and sanitary' conditions for immigrant children in federal custody" that the 1997 Flores Settlement Agreement sets as a minimum standards for their care, Carlson said. He also called for federal authorities to end the practices and provide attorneys access to facilities operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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