Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Viva la Innovacion! LSAT Less Mandatory Than Yesterday

Innovation.  You asked for it.  You got it.
The [ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar], which met Friday in Cleveland, approved five of the six remaining proposed changes in the standards, including one that would permit schools to admit up to 10 percent of their entering class with students who haven’t taken the LSAT...
See?  You all bitch that law schools don't try to save students money.  Now a tenth of the class doesn't have to pay the LSAT administration fee!  Also, now law schools can be more flexible about, like, bringing in diverse candidates who just don't test well.

If you're in a state like Wisconsin, you can now go to law school without taking the LSAT and waive into the bar.  The eradication of the severe oppression of taking standardized tests after the SAT may well have begun.  That's progress you can eat for breakfast.

When did this whole "scamblog" nonsense begin?  Last year?  Look at the progress the ABA is already making.  Up yours, naysayers.


  1. I remember that Iowa was recently considering allowing graduates of in state law school diploma mills to simply be admitted to the bar. Can you imagine if this goes into effect?

    Think about that for a second, kids. If this was passed and if the school decides to take up the ABA cockroaches on this, then you can get into "prestigious" Third Tier Drake without taking the LSAT - and then upon graduation, be admitted to the thriving Iowa legal "profession."

  2. For too long, law schools have used the LSAT as a device to discriminate against the borderline illiterate and the stupid. There are plenty of people who have obtained a college degree of some sort, and yet are too dumb too fill in the little ovals on the LSAT, let alone understand the logic and reading comprehension problems posed. Are these people any less human than standardized test prodigies? Is their money any less good? Are they any less worthy of being scammed in order to make law professors rich?

    It is the civil rights issue of our times, and the ABA's 10% solution is surely an idealistic step on the long journey towards that bright day when we can ALL join hands and sing in the words of that old law school spiritual: Scammed but good, Scammed but good, Great God Almighty we've been scammed but good.

  3. Let them remove the bar exam. I mean, seriously, is there any reason why the profession of law needs two barriers to entry (law degree and bar exam)? Ideally they'd get rid of the law degree requirement, but getting rid of the bar exam is better than nothing. It just seems fair that after 3 years and massive expenditure a lawyer should be able to start working as a lawyer immediately, without any additional hurdles.