LSAT Exemption Plan Scrapped After One Year

Program allowing students to enroll in law school without taking the test viewed as unfair and confusing.

, The National Law Journal


One year after it decided to let some law schools select up to 10 percent of their incoming classes from among students who hadn't taken the LSAT, the American Bar Association's Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar voted on July 31 to reverse course.

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  • John A. Silvi Former Employee LSAS/LSAC

    Each ABA Law School has an allocated seat for each incoming class. The Ten Percent rule for admissions is calculated using simple math. 130 Seats divided by 10% is 13.....Which is the permitted number allowed admissions without taking the LSAT test....So Much for our Educated Legal profession....The article is interesting and with the appointment of Paulette Brown who will now over see the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, will she speak of the Old Diversity Standard that has resolved the Grutter Impasse or permit the ABA to continue to establish the candidate pool for law school which has all but failed in achieving the initial goal established by the ABA in 1940 of representation for all of our society ?And with the upcoming arguments schedule now for November 2015 by SCOTUS on Fisher, how will the ABA handle the embarrassment of their selection process which has been based on Bias, Discrimination and Corruption that has led to the bankruptcy of Sallie Mae.....How long will the ABA play by their monopolistic rules ? .

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