- The Law School Admissions Test will no longer be required for applicants at the State University of New York-Buffalo Law School and the University of Iowa College of Law.
- The move follows the American Bar Association's August decision to permit up to 10% of a law school class' enrollment to include students who didn't take the LSAT, Bloomberg Business reports.
- Also cited in the decision by SUNY-Buffalo Law School Dean James Gardner: The test's $170 fee and the months of potentially expensive preparation that precede it.
These two schools aren't likely to be the last to drop the requirement, and they certainly aren't the first to make moves to do so. Prior to the ABA announcement, 15 had sought permission to at least allow some students who hadn't taken the exam. The move also comes as some institutions are questioning the need for exams like the ACT and SAT in undergraduate admissions.
With these movements away from expensive standardized exams increasing, could these tests ultimately take a page from EF Education First's EFSET playbook?