Thursday, October 02, 2008

Michigan Makes Exceptions to LSAT

Apparently, the University of Michigan's law school will now be setting aside 5-10 out of its incoming class of about 350-400 students for in-state undergraduates, whose LSAT scores will not be assessed. Read story here.

I'm not so sure about this. There's much to be said for finding alternatives to standardized testing. The question for any alternative is whether or not it is a good measurement of a person's ability to handle the bar exam and the practice of law.


Anonymous said...

wow...should've attended Michigan when I had the chance- hindsight is 20/20, what a cheap way to boost GPA stats

Anonymous said...

Hey, you guys, I'm glad there was an allocation set aside for those who didn't excel on the LSAT. I'm no dummy and I did a poor job on the LSAT. I worked for 30 years at Boeing, was retired for 10 years, and then decided I wanted a second career helping poor people with their legal problems. You all don't want to live on pro bono work, but I can because I already had a career and have my retirement in place. Allow me the chance please to be productive. How does that country western song go? I'm not as good as I once was but I as good once as I ever was. Well, something like that. People with disabilities were totally cut out of law school until the rigid requirement of LSAT scores was loosened. Be kind. Those who gain admission under the new set-asides won't be competing with you anyway.