Standardized tests for school admission has come under increasing scrutiny. SATs are no longer required for some colleges, and specialized High Schools are considering a more holistic approach in crafting new admission policies.
The American Bar Association has been debating its requirements of standardized tests for Law School admission since the Spring.
And Bill Adams, managing director of ABA accreditation and legal education, recently stated that:
Today, the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar approved a change in ABA standards affecting the language of requiring law schools to have a ‘valid and reliable’ test. The council amended the recommendation of its Strategic Review Committee and proposed a revised standard to eliminate the requirement for each applicant for the 2025-26 admissions cycle for the 2026-27 entering class.
The proposal to eliminate Law School Standardized testing requirement now goes to their House of Delegates.
Will the LSAT be going the way of the Dodo??