A blog exploring all aspects of law and legal education — the future of the legal profession, access to justice, diversity and inclusion, testing and assessment, law and technology, and more.
I am thrilled to announce that Kent Lollis, a longtime co-conspirator for equality and now my colleague, has agreed to serve as LSAC’s vice president and chief diversity officer.
February is Black History Month, and this year, for me, it’s also Black Future Month.
Last June, the Law School Admission Council and Khan Academy unveiled an ambitious—maybe even audacious—joint venture to offer free online LSAT prep to prospective law school students. The goal was simple, but profound. We wanted to expand and diversify the pool of people who were considering a career in law and advocacy by making it easier and more affordable for people to prepare for the Law School Admission Test...
This spring will mark the 11th anniversary of the Law School Admission Council offering the LSAT—India, a version of the Law School Admission Test designed specifically for high school students in India who want to study law there.
Today I am thrilled to introduce Flor Gonzalez, a 3L student at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law in California. Like Kendeil Dorvilier and Mamadou Jawo, Flor is already committed to doing work in the legal field that will advance equity, access, and diversity across our society.
This week I’m pleased to introduce Mamadou Jawo, whose journey to law school at the University of Wisconsin began in his childhood, in West Africa. There, one day after school, he went to see his father at the police station where his father worked, and what he saw there became a cornerstone in his dream of becoming a lawyer.
One of the biggest challenges I face in leading the Law School Admission Council is also one of the most rewarding parts of my job: advancing access and equity through law and legal education. While the challenge comes from the structural inequities in society that only grow deeper without keen vigilance and productive action, the reward comes from working with our member schools and others who join in LSAC’s mission to “bend the arc” toward justice.
With the growing need for “legal engineers” who can harness technology, automation, data analytics, and more to augment their core knowledge of the law, a small but rising number of law schools are taking notice—and action.
Earlier this year, LSAC announced that after 70 years of administering the LSAT exam in a pencil-and-paper format, we will be transitioning to a newly patented digital format starting in July 2019.
Law:Fully will explore all aspects of law and legal education—the future of the legal profession, access to justice, diversity and inclusion, testing and assessment, law and technology, and more.