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Aspiring Lawyers Press Forward Despite COVID-19
COVID-19 has altered plans for aspiring lawyers to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), sit for bar exams and launch their careers. Yet, many have persevered and overcome the challenges brought on by the ongoing pandemic. Brea Williams is a second-generation college student who graduated from the historically Black Alabama State University this past […]
October 1, 2020
Am I Missing Something? How to Make Applying to Graduate School More Affordable
As more universities and graduate programs drop requirements to submit standardized test scores like the GRE, LSAT, and GMAT, the obstacle of having to pay for expensive, unfair testing may no longer be an issue for prospective students.
November 30, 2019
University of Akron School of Law Accepts GRE Scores
The University of Akron School of Law announced Wednesday that it will allow applicants to submit GRE scores in lieu of LSAT scores. This allows potential students to consider other graduate programs alongside law school. At least 46 other law schools have adopted this policy, as well, including public universities like Florida State University and […]
October 10, 2019
Summit Helps HBCU Students Prepare for Law School
ATLANTA—Several hundred students from historically Black colleges and universities across the nation gathered at Emory University over the weekend to hear from experienced lawyers and current law school students about attending law school. Now in its 5th year, the annual National HBCU Pre-Law Summit & Law Expo was created to address the unique challenges and […]
September 15, 2018
Phyllis Craig-Taylor: A Social Justice Advocate from the Start
Phyllis Craig-Taylor’s formative years in Jim Crow-era Alabama cultivated in the educator a passion that would shape her entire legal career. Today, she shapes and inspires the next generation of lawyers as professor and dean of the North Carolina Central University School of Law.
July 20, 2018
LSAC Shifting the Dynamics of the Legal Profession
In an effort to introduce undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to the legal profession, the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) this month awarded $1.5 million to five new law schools through its Diversity Initiatives grant program.
December 21, 2017
Georgetown to Add GRE Scores to Law School Application Process
Following in the footsteps of Harvard Law School and the University of Arizona, Georgetown Law School has made the decision to no longer allow the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) to be the only factor in determining a potential student’s acceptance.
August 16, 2017
Blacks, Hispanics Losing Out on LSAT-based Financial Aid
The result of privileging LSAT scores through merit-based scholarships is what some call a “reverse Robin Hood” effect, in which students from less privileged backgrounds end up shouldering more of the cost of law school.
February 9, 2017
Is Affirmative Action Failing the Students It Was Designed For?
Since the â€œHarvard Revelation,â€ several scholars have noted the changing racial and ethnic ancestry of Blacks attending selective higher education institutions.
April 14, 2016
Expert: Higher Ed Needs to Embrace Assessments of Student Learning
Colleges and universities should embrace assessments of student learning in order to prove their worth as college costs rise and the job market remains tough.
March 31, 2016
More Students Seeing the World Without Getting Credits
A survey found that roughly half of the 227 institutions responding reported an increase in the number of students who participated in non-credit education abroad for the 2012-13 academic year over the previous year.
March 30, 2016
Group Calls Remedial Education ‘Bridge to Nowhere’
Complete College America, dedicated to improving graduation rates nationally, has dubbed remedial education a “bridge to nowhere” because the majority of students who begin remedial education never make it to credit-bearing courses.
March 29, 2016
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