BREAKING: Columbia Law Accepting GRE Scores

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BREAKING: Columbia Law Accepting GRE Scores

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:59 pm

More info here:http://www.law.columbia.edu/news/2017/10/2018-pilot-accept-GRE-score?utm_content=buffer3a14f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

I'm curious as to how schools will assess the GRE, particularly the quantitative section. Plus, I'm pretty sure the GRE is here to stay as a law school entrance exam IMO.

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Re: BREAKING: Columbia Law Accepting GRE Scores

Postby lobsicle » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:08 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:More info here:http://www.law.columbia.edu/news/2017/10/2018-pilot-accept-GRE-score?utm_content=buffer3a14f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

I'm curious as to how schools will assess the GRE, particularly the quantitative section. Plus, I'm pretty sure the GRE is here to stay as a law school entrance exam IMO.


If I'm understanding correctly, this starts next cycle?

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Re: BREAKING: Columbia Law Accepting GRE Scores

Postby germlegal » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:28 pm

Kudos to Columbia for setting the pace..

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Re: BREAKING: Columbia Law Accepting GRE Scores

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:38 pm

lobsicle wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:More info here:http://www.law.columbia.edu/news/2017/10/2018-pilot-accept-GRE-score?utm_content=buffer3a14f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

I'm curious as to how schools will assess the GRE, particularly the quantitative section. Plus, I'm pretty sure the GRE is here to stay as a law school entrance exam IMO.


If I'm understanding correctly, this starts next cycle?


Exactly.

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Re: BREAKING: Columbia Law Accepting GRE Scores

Postby Platopus » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:47 pm

I'm just glad I applied and got a good LSAT prior to all this shit. It's obvious the rest of the T-13 is not far behind. I am way more curious to see what USNWR does about the GRE, that'll be the real test of what happens to law school admissions

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Re: BREAKING: Columbia Law Accepting GRE Scores

Postby sparkytrainer » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:54 pm

Just my usual update to say I called this. Every t13 will take it except Yale by next year.

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Re: BREAKING: Columbia Law Accepting GRE Scores

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:03 pm

sparkytrainer wrote:Just my usual update to say I called this. Every t13 will take it except Yale by next year.


WIll Yale ever take the GRE?

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Re: BREAKING: Columbia Law Accepting GRE Scores

Postby Platopus » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:07 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:Just my usual update to say I called this. Every t13 will take it except Yale by next year.


WIll Yale ever take the GRE?


I think Penn will hold out, too. They still seem skeptical
http://www.thedp.com/article/2017/08/pe ... t-optional

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Re: BREAKING: Columbia Law Accepting GRE Scores

Postby sparkytrainer » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:09 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:Just my usual update to say I called this. Every t13 will take it except Yale by next year.


WIll Yale ever take the GRE?


My guess is no, just because its Yale. However, if they start feeling threatened by S or H, they will change in a heartbeat. And Penn will change its tune when its equivalent schools of NYU, Duke, and UVA start taking it.

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Re: BREAKING: Columbia Law Accepting GRE Scores

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:30 pm

sparkytrainer wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:Just my usual update to say I called this. Every t13 will take it except Yale by next year.


WIll Yale ever take the GRE?


My guess is no, just because its Yale. However, if they start feeling threatened by S or H, they will change in a heartbeat. And Penn will change its tune when its equivalent schools of NYU, Duke, and UVA start taking it.


This sounds about right. Yale really has no incentive to accept the GRE--their position is damn near unassailable. However, reading CLS's release, I found a few things interesting. It seems that they want to attract STEM-minded people who would otherwise have little incentive to deal with the LSAT but still want to apply to law school. I don't want to read too much into this but I wonder if this means that the quantitative section will count for something for ALL GRE applicants (incl. Humanities), or whether this would vary depending on the disciplinary focus of the applicant (for example, as a philosopher, I had no incentive to study quant so I didn't and my score shows it).

Second, I wonder whether KJDs will still have to take the LSATs. As it stands it looks like with the "interdisciplinary" rationale CLS is citing for accepting the GRE, they want someone with a grad degree or someone with a strong interest in getting a JD/[grad degree].

In all, this is a huge move no doubt, but I don't think this is a death knell for the LSAT. What do y'all think?

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Re: BREAKING: Columbia Law Accepting GRE Scores

Postby TheKingLives » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:51 pm

Awesome news! Would have liked to apply to CLS this cycle but my top choice already accepts the GRE, alongside some other schools I would be happy attending. Curious to see if Yale follows suit.

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Re: BREAKING: Columbia Law Accepting GRE Scores

Postby cavalier1138 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:03 am

I'm so, so excited for when these schools reject everyone without perfect GRE scores and get to look even more selective for it.




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