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Do Law Schools Limit Black Enrollment With LSAT?

Inside Higher Ed

April 15, 2019

New study also questions validity of the test. Those who produce the test defend it.

"The fundamental goals of legal education are longer term; but the LSAT does not predict one's chances of attaining these goals well, surely not well enough to be the primary admission criterion," Taylor writes. "For example, Texas Tech found that the LSAT explained a noteworthy, but limited, 13 percent of the variance in bar exam scores of its law graduates. The University of Cincinnati found that, among its law graduates, the 'LSAT score does not correlate with Ohio bar exam performance.' Two professors from the University of California, Berkeley, found that the LSAT had very weak (or no) value in predicting lawyering skills among its law graduates."

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