Statement by Kellye Testy, President & CEO of Law School Admission Council, on Harvard University Admissions Case Ruling
“As one of more than 35 organizations dedicated to advancing diversity in higher education who filed an amicus brief in this case, the Law School Admission Council applauds today’s decision. This ruling upholds the careful and appropriate balance that the Courts have forged over four decades, allowing colleges and universities to consider race and ethnicity as one part of a comprehensive admission policy.
Online tool for immigrant domestic violence survivors receives $15,000 top prize
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Use highest among African Americans, women, and students who are economically disadvantaged, which could help expand and diversify the pipeline of aspiring lawyers over time
Every other year, LSAC surveys its member law schools to update information of importance to LGBTQ applicants. This information helps applicants gauge the LGBTQ climates of prospective law schools, providing another way to determine if a law school is the right fit for them. Nearly 100 law schools in the United States and Canada responded to the 2018 LGBTQ Law School Survey, which asked schools to answer the following questions:
Digital LSAT will utilize Microsoft Surface Go tablets, starting July 2019
LSAC also working with Microsoft on a wide range of projects to use data and digital technology to improve access, efficiency, and affordability of legal education
The Law School Admission Council, the leader in assessments, data, and technology for legal education, has named Melissa Harris Thirsk as its chief marketing officer. Harris Thirsk will be responsible for leading LSAC’s customer engagement, brand strategy, and sales. She has 20 years of experience bringing products, services, and ideas to market for innovative brands including Microsoft, Arizona State University, and WE Communications.
Transition to digital testing will begin with July 2019 test; LSAT will be fully digital in North America starting September 2019.
LSAT will be offered 9 times in the 2019–2020 test cycle to expand candidate access and choice.
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) today announced the schedule for transitioning the LSAT—the assessment tool used by over 99% of all law school applicants—to a digital format beginning with the July 2019 LSAT test.