Will the GRE kill the LSAT?

Will the GRE kill the LSAT?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, the American Bar Association will now permit law schools to require the Graduate Record Examination in lieu of the Law School Admission Test for admittance decisions.

This trend stems from studies out of both the University of Arizona and Harvard University showing that GRE tests were as effective a predictor as the LSAT in admitting students capable of handling the academic rigor of law school.

The takeaway? For many law schools, the GRE is an enrollment growth opportunity – that since the GRE is a much more popular graduate school examination, some of those high-performing GRE takers can be convinced to try law school after. Will this new pathway work? And will it kill the LSAT in the process?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.