LSAT still needed by law schools

The debate over whether the LSAT should be a requirement for admission to law school is reminiscent of the debate over whether the SAT should be a requirement for admission to college (“Do Law Schools Need the LSAT? Here’s How to Understand the Debate,” The New York Times, Feb. 18). Both involve the predictive value of standardized tests.

Colleges that have made the SAT optional have reported little or no difference in on-time graduation between submitters and non-submitters. But law school is different because those who don’t score high on the LSAT will likely not pass the state bar exam that follows. That means they will have spent three years and thousands of dollars for little reward.

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