Two law schools will admit some who didn't take the LSAT
Law schools in New York and Iowa have announced they will admit some promising undergraduates without requiring them to take the Law School Admission Test.
The schools–the University of Iowa College of Law and the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School—are acting under ABA accreditation rules adopted this summer that allow law schools to admit up to 10 percent of their class this way, the National Law Journal (sub. req.) reports. The Buffalo News and the Daily Iowan also have stories.
The LSAT waiver applies only to undergraduates who attend the same university that oversees the law school, according to the accreditation rules. The students must have at least a 3.5 undergraduate grade point average or rank in the top 10 percent of their class, and they must have high scores on another standardized test, such as the ACT or SAT.