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LSAT Lives to Test Another Day

It appears that rumors of the demise of the Law School Admission test were premature.

At its mid-year meeting, the American Bar Association decided to keep the testing requirement for all ABA-accredited schools, despite predictions that the requirement might be lifted this year.

“A proposed revision to a law school accreditation standard that removes an entrance exam requirement was rejected by the ABA House of Delegates,” says this article in the ABA Journal. “Resolution 300 was brought by the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and called for cutting the test requirement in Standard 503. A similar measure, which suggested cutting the standard all together, was brought by the section in August 2018, but withdrawn shortly before the House gathered.

Law schools are now permitted to use the GRE as an entrance exam, but most still use the LSAT. 

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More Law School News

In other law school news, St. Thomas University in Florida renamed its law school the Benjamin L. Crump College of Law. In so doing, it becomes the first law school in the United States to be named after a currently practicing Black attorney.

From USA Today and Yahoo!News: “’We have come such a long way in the journey to equality, but we are not there yet,’” said Crump in a statement. ‘The future changemakers and civil justice leaders that will matriculate from St. Thomas will soon be passed the torch from today’s civil rights icons and I have every confidence that they will meet the moment.’” David A. Armstrong, president of St. Thomas University, who also spoke at the ceremony, said the rebranding advances the institution's mission of ‘building bridges between civil rights advocates and law enforcement.’”


Admissions test requirement for ABA-accredited law schools will remain in place for now (

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Jay Reeves

Jay Reeves practiced law in North Carolina and South Carolina. He was Legal Editor at Lawyers Weekly and Risk Manager at Lawyers Mutual. He is the author of The Most Powerful Attorney in the World, a collection of short stories from a law life well-lived, which as the seasons pass becomes less about law and liability and more about loss, love, longing, laughter and life's lasting luminescence.

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