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The American Bar Association is under fire after taking steps to abandon LSAT entrance exam scores as a law school admissions requirement after a study showed that minority applicants score lower.
The Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar approved the proposed standards revision earlier this month.
The proposed change now goes to the association’s policy-making body, the House of Delegates, for review in February. “But final approval to change ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools rests with the council, which serves as an independent arm of the ABA for the accreditation of the nation’s law schools,” said Bill Adams, managing director of ABA accreditation and legal education.
The vote comes after a 2019 study found that black test-takers score 142 on average, 11 points lower than the average for white and Asian test-takers. The 50th percentile is approximately 152 on […]
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