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No LSAT Allowed in Michigan Law School’s Special Admissions Program

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University of Michigan undergrads interested in applying at the university’s law school for the 2010 term won’t have to take the Law School Admissions Test, and they won’t have to pay an application fee.

The school has announced a new “Wolverine Scholars Program” in which the school will consider Michigan undergrads based on their transcripts, demonstrated leadership and community service, and resilience in dealing with adversity, according to the law school’s website. Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 3.8.

The school warns potential applicants that they will not be considered for the program if they take the LSAT. The MoneyLaw blog suggests that one aim of the program may be to improve the school’s ranking in U.S. News & World Report.

“After all, the law school can hardly report LSAT scores for its 1L Wolverine Scholars if no such scores exist. Yet those same students offer the school a chance to greatly improve the mean GPA of its 1L class,” which was 3.64 last year, the blog says.

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