Law schools hope to beef up admissions by considering June LSAT takers
Posted Jul 19, 2013 1:31 PM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Eager to beef up admissions, at least 25 law schools have announced they will consider scores from the June Law School Admission Test for fall admissions.
The National Law Journal calls the change “a last-ditch opportunity for procrastinators.”
The June test was often taken by law students hoping to get a jump on admissions for the following year, the National Law Journal says. The February test, on the other hand, was usually the last test used for fall admissions, though schools sometimes considered June test results when individuals had a previous lower score.
Jeff Thomas, director of pre-law programs for Kaplan Test Prep, told the National Law Journal that consideration of the June test is “a relatively new phenomenon.”
"This is the first year I have heard of schools explicitly stating as a policy that they would consider June LSAT scores," he said.
Among the schools considering June scores are the University of Alabama School of Law, ranked No. 21 by U.S. News & World Report, and the University of North Carolina School of Law, ranked No. 31.