The Law School Admission Council, a champion for quality, access, and equity in law and education, has named Angela Winfield as its chief diversity officer. Winfield will be joining LSAC this May and at a pivotal period for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the legal profession. She will help shape the future of LSAC, of law and education, and of access to justice. She will also lead DEI initiatives to help students from underrepresented groups find pathways into the legal profession.
Law and Legal Education and the Challenges of 2020: A Conversation with Dean Jenny Martinez of Stanford Law School
Free Webinar Open to the Public on August 31: Kellye Testy, president and CEO of LSAC, will conduct an in-depth interview with Dean Martinez, the Richard E. Lang Professor of Law at Stanford, and Ken Randall, the president and founder of iLaw, will facilitate the discussion.
As part of the Law School Admission Council’s longstanding commitment to promoting access and equity in legal education, the organization is pleased to announce the winners of its 2020 writing competition, held every two years to bring attention to the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion in legal education and the profession.
2020 LSAC Annual Meeting and Educational Conference Canceled in Response to COVID-19 Situation
Our concern for the health and safety of our community, as well as the unpredictability of the unfolding COVID-19 situation, has led LSAC to make the difficult decision to cancel both the 2020 Annual Meeting and Educational Conference and Leadership Academy.
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.
LSAC’s new “Keeping Up to Data” podcast, first released in November 2018, addresses current data of interest to law school admission professionals. Podcasts will be released about once a month, and topics will include application and applicant volumes, test-taker trends, and more.
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.
The Law School Survey of Student Engagement Announces New Board Members
The Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) is proud to announce that Ajay K. Mehrotra, executive director of the American Bar Foundation (ABF) and professor of law at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law; Camille A. Nelson, dean of American University Washington College of Law; and Kellye Y. Testy, president and chief executive officer of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), have joined the LSSSE National Advisory Board.