Getting rid of the LSAT - Update

http://blog.lawinfo.com/2012/05/01/ no-more-lsat-requirement/indebtbigtime05/08/12
This is the ABA (Law School educational complex) answer to tgreenhorn05/08/12
"don't be surprised to see the law schools getting rid of thonehell05/08/12
Law schools are going the way of the Caribbean medical schoobigsal05/08/12
180. As I pointed out before, the trend is toward further biwolfman05/08/12
"I can't believe it's not law school!"fabio105/08/12
I think the law schools (and ABA) are starting to see the wrgreenhorn05/08/12
The bar exam isn't going away, so will these schools ever evgreenday7505/08/12
I wouldn't be surprised if the state bar examiners don't getgreenhorn05/08/12
Yeah, but the state Bars and law schools are two separate endigitalserf05/08/12



indebtbigtime (May 8, 2012 - 11:40 am)

http://blog.lawinfo.com/2012/05/01/no-more-lsat-requirement/

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greenhorn (May 8, 2012 - 11:43 am)

This is the ABA (Law School educational complex) answer to the scamblog movement, to the decreased enrollment, to the magazine and newspaper articles about jobless law grads etc.

They get rid of any barriers to entry. In the future don't be surprised to see the law schools getting rid of the undergraduate requirement.

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onehell (May 8, 2012 - 12:33 pm)

"don't be surprised to see the law schools getting rid of the undergraduate requirement."

Actually, they already are doing this. Cooley is a pioneer in this regard, for example. They have a program whereby you can enroll with only an associates degree or 60 credits of college.

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bigsal (May 8, 2012 - 11:55 am)

Law schools are going the way of the Caribbean medical schools that do not require the MCAT.

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wolfman (May 8, 2012 - 11:55 am)

180. As I pointed out before, the trend is toward further bifurcation of the legal "profession." In the future, a graduate of a T1 law school will be well advised to cross the street to avoid his non-college-educated, skip-the-LSAT unranked-law-school-graduate brethren, stumbling down the street on their way to the liquor store from the plasma donation center/homeless shelter...

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fabio1 (May 8, 2012 - 12:00 pm)

"I can't believe it's not law school!"

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greenhorn (May 8, 2012 - 12:08 pm)

I think the law schools (and ABA) are starting to see the writing on the wall and this is causing panic.

They need to do something and they need to do it fast. Intelligent people won't go to law school anymore and this will cut down on enrollment significantly. Idiots, provided the opportunity will continue going to law school but are somewhat barred from doing so due to the LSAT. The ABA and the law schools realize that the answer to this problem is to simply get rid of the LSAT.

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greenday75 (May 8, 2012 - 12:07 pm)

The bar exam isn't going away, so will these schools ever even be relevant? Look at California. They have a million law schools that don't require undergrad or the LSAT, but the only schools that are really relevant are the ABA ones because ABA school grads are the only people that can pass the bar.

Obviously there are exceptions where successful attorneys have come from non ABA schools there, but for the most part they're irrelevant.

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greenhorn (May 8, 2012 - 12:09 pm)

I wouldn't be surprised if the state bar examiners don't get significant pressure to dumb down bar exams.

I know the reverse is happening now, but we should all keep in mind that the law school business is a big business and money = power = power = influence.

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digitalserf (May 8, 2012 - 12:53 pm)

Yeah, but the state Bars and law schools are two separate entities. The debt crippled losers who should have never gone to law schools are not the province of the state bars. Their job is to keep totally unacceptable candidates from practicing law. The state bars do not profit from law school scam beyond bar dues and application fees, so they could care less (peanuts compared to the law school profits).

Just look at California. They have tons of unaccredited law schools but have the hardest bar in the nation. I think that is the wave of the future. States will make bars more and more restrictive as the lower end schools continue to pump out progressively lower quality students.

Eventually, these lower ranked schools will be closed down by the State AGs or by the ABA. Lowering admissions standards is incredibly stupid and ultimately self destructive. It's like the Titanic hitting a second iceburg on the way down, allowing even more water to gush in.

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