In February, the UA’s James E. Rogers College of Law became the nation’s first law school to accept either the GRE exam or the LSAT from any applicant. The move, which came after the college participated in a study showing the GRE is as good a predictor of law school success as the LSAT, garnered national attention throughout the legal profession and coverage in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Dean Marc Miller says that law school applicants come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from philosophy to psychology to business to biochemistry, and using an admissions test that is already accepted by thousands of other graduate and professional programs should help diversify the applicant pool even further.
“Whether you’ve considered law school but haven’t yet taken the LSAT, you want to pursue a dual degree with another graduate program, or you’re looking to change careers, we think the new GRE path will be a great fit for many people,” Miller says, noting that the GRE is offered year-round in hundreds of testing locations, compared to the LSAT’s four testing dates.
Arizona Law is ranked 40th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and 7th in practical training by National Jurist magazine. Applications for fall 2016 are accepted through Aug. 1.