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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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Remember Veterans' Sacrifices, Defending the Rule of Law

Today we honor the nation's Veterans. American Bar Association President Judy Perry Martinez reminds lawyers that the day is "to honor the patriotism, sacrifice and contributions of those who have served their country and defended the rule of law in the United States and across the globe." She highlights the ABA’s Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel; that the group has worked with state and local bar associations and state courts to establish more than 400 veterans’ courts; and that the ABA's Military Pro Bono Project accepts case referrals for civilian pro bono lawyers from military lawyers on behalf of junior-enlisted, active-duty military personnel and their families. Also, listen to NPR's StoryCorps, which collected veterans' stories in Middle Tennessee.

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