ABA Approves ‘JD-Next’ as Admissions Test for UArizona Law, Other Schools with Variance
The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law has been working on developing the JD-Next exam as an alternative law school admissions test since 2019, and on Friday the Council of the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions approved a variance for the law school to use the JD-Next exam for admission.
“The Law School Admissions Council (which administers the LSAT) has itself reported that the average score for white test-takers is 153, versus 146 and 142, for Hispanic and Black test-takers, respectively,” Craig M. Boise, dean of Syracuse University College of Law and Alan Feigenbaum, of counsel to Blank Rome, wrote in an op-ed piece published in the New York Law Journal in March.
“JD-Next measures not just the accumulated knowledge and skills that they would bring to a new academic program, but also their ability to grow and learn through the program,” they wrote.
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"ABA Approves ‘JD-Next’ as Admissions Test for UArizona Law, Other Schools with Variance," by Christine Charnosky was published in Law.com on June 7, 2023.