Law schools around the country are beginning to consider the possibility of accepting the GRE as an alternative law school entry exam, and Chicago-area schools are jumping on the bandwagon, according to a recent Chicago Tribune article.
Northwestern University has hired an outside firm to conduct a study that will determine the validity of the GRE in predicting law school success, and there is also a national validity study under way.
Many schools are waiting to see if the American Bar Association makes any changes to its requirements before taking similar actions.
While the University of Illinois College of Law is not on the verge of changing admissions policies, Dean Vikram Amar said that reconsideration of testing standards is appropriate, given the pace of change today.
"The legal profession is changing, and law schools are adapting to it," Amar said. "But change isn't always progress. ... Law is a discipline that values tradition, and I think there are some good things about that."
Full article at Chicago Tribune