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Harvard Law School will no longer require the LSAT for admission

Dave_BerryDave_Berry CC Admissions Expert Posts: 2,351 Senior Member
"... Beginning this fall, Harvard Law School will allow applicants to submit their scores from either the Graduate Record Examination or the Law School Admission Test.

The dramatic change in admissions, a pilot program at Harvard, is part of a broader strategy at the school to expand access. Because many students consider graduate school as well as law school, and because the GRE is offered often and in many places around the world, the decision could make it easier and less expensive for people to apply, school officials said." ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/03/08/harvard-law-school-will-no-longer-require-the-lsat-for-admission/

Replies to: Harvard Law School will no longer require the LSAT for admission

  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan Registered User Posts: 9,999 Senior Member
    Looks like they want to be holistic rather than having to take everyone in the top 1% by LSAT.
  • Demosthenes49Demosthenes49 Registered User Posts: 1,489 Senior Member
    Looks like they want more application fees and to drive up their selectivity score in USNWR. Probably because they lost 2nd place to SLS.
  • HappyAlumnusHappyAlumnus Registered User Posts: 1,100 Senior Member
    I don't doubt the reasons given by the school: that opening another channel for admission will enhance diversity and international students. That's been a key focus of the school for decades.

    HLS is #2 in the current US News rankings, tied with Stanford. That happens every now and then.

    I never expected to be an alumnus of an "LSAT-optional" law school.
  • csshsmcsshsm Registered User Posts: 259 Junior Member
    I wonder what a HLS acceptable score will be? What is the GRE equivalent of 174ish? And are scores in math and language equally predictive of law school success? Hmmmm.
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