The Future of the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)

In a recent article published by the U.S. News & World Report, there might be some new changes to the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) in that, “The American Bar Association is working to assure that disabled students taking the Law School Admission Test, or LSAT, are given appropriate accommodations and fair processes.”  The American Bar Association (ABA) fights for a change in the notation placed upon LSAT tests administered under certain testing conditions.  While the American Bar Association (ABA) fights the LSAT and LSAC for new protocols in these situations, the official resolution is titled ABA Resolution 111.

ABA Resolution 111

The ABA Resolution 111 is centered and focused around the premise that law school admissions tests and scores such as the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) score and test should reflect what it is designed to measure, and not give insights into the individuals disability.  In addition the ABA Resolution 111:

  1. Urges administrators of law school entrance exams to set standard protocol to guarantee that all aspects of the application and testing phases is uniform regardless of accommodations received for disabilities;
  2. Urges administrators of law school entrance exams to “make readily accessible to applicants the policies, guidelines, and administrative procedures used for granting accommodations requested by those with disabilities;”
  3. Urges for reasonable response times in regards to applicant applications for requested accommodations;
  4. Urges a fair process to be provided and adopted for reassessments of denied claims.

Click Here to read the official ABA Resolution 111 in full.