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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

LSAT Critics, etc.

By Jessica R. Alexander, J.D., M.L.S., Reference Librarian

The New York Times March 11, 2009 edition features an article on efforts to find alternatives to the LSAT, the most prominent test for law school admission. The article, "Study Offer a New Test of Potential Lawyers," is about a study by professors from The University of California at Berkeley which seeks to find an alternative test for law school admission based on characteristics of good lawyers. The characteristics were gleaned from "coordinated individual interviews, focus groups and ultimately a survey of judges, law school professors, law firm clients and hundreds of graduates of Berkeley’s law school."
The article appears on Page A22 of the paper edition, March 11, 2009.