Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) quoted in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly about standardized tests
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North Carolina Lawyers Weekly
March 3, 2016
Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) is quoted in the following story, “Wake Forest Law weighs alternatives to LSAT for admissions” published originally in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly on March 2.
The story discusses law schools that are considering accepting the GRE in place of the LSAT. Wake Forest School of Law is in the process of conducting tests to determine the reliability of the GRE in comparison to the LSAT.
A portion of the story follows. Read the original story here.
Wake Forest University School of Law is participating in a national experiment to determine whether alternatives to the Law School Admissions Test are as good at predicting success in law school.
As the Wall Street Journal recently reported, the University of Arizona College of Law has begun allowing prospective law students to use Graduate Record Examination scores in lieu of the LSAT to gain admittance. The decision was made after University of Arizona officials conducted a study, which they said found the GRE was just as effective as the LSAT at measuring whether law students were able to make the grade once they got in.
Traditionally, the GRE is used for admission to graduate and business-school programs.
After seeing the results of the University of Arizona’s study, Wake Forest Law School Dean Suzanne Reynolds said her school made the decision to conduct a similar experiment. The law school called for volunteers among current law students to take the GRE last month. The results of the tests taken by the roughly 50 students who agreed to participate, as well as those of recent alumni, were sent to the Educational Testing Service for analysis. ETS testing company behind the GRE.