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Admission tests may become optional at law schools

Admissions tests, long an ominous and pressure-filled requirement for application to law school, may soon become entirely optional.

A proposal working its way through the Chicago-based American Bar Association, which is the accrediting body for law schools, would eliminate the requirement of a "valid and reliable test" such as the LSAT - and, more recently, the GRE - as part of a law school's admission process.

The rule change was adopted by the council of

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