NYC LSAT Tutor Weighs in on Plan to Abolish LSAT
NYC LSAT Tutor, a New York City company that aims to provide the best LSAT tutoring, has pointed out that they are in agreement with the Law School Admissions Council, which administers the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), and other proponents of the admission test, that abolishing LSAT would not actually help diversity but may even help wealthy students. The American Bar Association (ABA) has recently revealed that they are considering scrapping the LSAT and other standardized admissions tests as a requirement for a student getting accepted to a law school. ABA will decide on Friday, November 25, 2022, whether to abolish the LSAT and other admissions tests.
The possibility of scrapping the LSAT came about after law schools Yale and Harvard withdrew from the US News & World Report's law-school ranking list after claims were made that the list tends to discourage support for low-income students. Yale Law School, which had been consistently ranked first in the list since 1990, declared the said ranking system to be “flawed” because ti allegedly considers high test scores mostly when deciding on scholarships. Thus, the system supposedly encourages schools to provide aid to students who received high scores instead of the low-income applicants who need the scholarships more.
Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken had pointed out that the current system tends to encourage schools to provide aid to students who have received high scores in the LSAT instead of giving aid to low-income applicants. Gerken said, “The U.S. News rankings are profoundly flawed. They disincentivize programs that support public interest careers, champion need-based aid, and welcome working-class students into the profession. Its approach not only fails to advance the legal profession, but stands squarely in the way of progress.”
Gerken’s comments were made after the US News’ ranking system was reported to be embroiled in several controversies. In March, a dean of a business school was convicted of fraud charges due to a scheme designed to boost the school’s MBA ranking by submitting falsified data to US News. Similar schemes were discovered later in other schools, with the result that the US News & World report was criticized for failing to vet the data being received.
Meanwhile, scrapping the LSAT would hardly make any difference in admissions, according to test preparation company Kaplan, which surveyed 82 law schools. Half of the law schools surveyed indicated that they would still continue to use LSAT, while 37 of them said they were still undecided on what to do. Kaplan pointed out that among the law schools surveyed were 12 of the top 25 law schools based on the ranking by the U.S. News & World Report. Kaplan, however, didn’t identify the schools.
A representative from NYC LSAT Tutor says, “This is an exciting development for future law school applicants, but we advise any student to not considerably change their approach for application. The planned removal of any form of standardized testing will not take hold until 2025, and it is important to remember this is just for the ABA and the individual schools can, and mostly likely, still require the LSAT in the near future.”
Founded in 2022, NYC LSAT Tutor is made up of a small group of LSAT instructors and enthusiasts who thought the current preparatory options are insufficient. They have more than 15 years of experience and they are offering their services online and in the New York City area. They are conveniently located in midtown Manhattan and they are near the Grand Central and Penn Station. For an additional fee, they can also travel around the NYC area and meet at a local library or some other establishment. They currently provide in-lessons for Brooklyn or Manhattan. They can also provide online tutoring for those who are outside the metropolitan area.
Those who are interested in LSAT tutoring services in New York City and nearby areas can check out the NYC LSAT Tutor website at https://lsattutor.nyc/ or contact them on the phone or through email.
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