n American Bar Association panel voted 15-1 to remove the standardized test requirement for law school applicants, effective fall 2025.
The vote by the Legal Education and Admissions committee removed the Law School Admission Test, or LSAT, as a requirement for law schools to remain accredited by the association.
The change will go before the ABA House of Delegates in February 2023 – the legislative body killed a similar proposal in 2018, according to a summary memoprovided to The College Fix by the association.
The change would not prohibit the LSAT.
The Law School Admissions Council, which administers the test, disputed the claims made in support of making it optional.
Javier Maymí-Pérez, communications director for LSAC, told The Fix:
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