Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:Get rid of the LSAT so that there is one factor for admissions: GPA
A freshman at UVA transfers to Manassas Community College
Gets a 4.0
Next stop HLS
Without an LSAT, I think it's much more likely that the top schools would start really scrutinizing the quality of an applicant's undergraduate institution, but I guess it depends a bit on how the rankings worked post-LSAT.
Agreed. And as someone who went to a (still highly respected) state school over other better out of state and private schools because of the sheer expense of going to undergrad there plus what I knew would be the added cost of law school, that would really blow. Barring state institutions like Michigan, UVA, UNC, etc. that are great schools, many states do not have great academic institutions that are public. So a potential law student who lives in a state like this would have to pay an exorbitant amount to go to a good undergrad institution (private or out of state) just to get into a good law school, should the LSAT be eliminated. This would add another financial barrier to getting into law school, on top of the already insane cost of law school itself. That is very uncool.