Law School Discussion

Does (LSAT) Testing = Racial Discrimination?

Does (LSAT) Testing = Racial Discrimination?
« on: May 15, 2014, 04:54:47 PM »
Law school professor defends the LSAT from those who suggest it's a form of racial discrimination.


From pages 385-386:

While we do need supplemental measures for prediction to get students who can make it through law school into the profession, we also need to know about those who cannot. Hard as it is to take in, there are apparently 150,000 law school graduates who have never passed the bar exam, and they deserved the law schools’ best judgment regarding their likely success as much as do those more likely to succeed. Ethical issues are not the only ones in play. Who is going to defend the law schools when these students sue, claiming that they were taken advantage of much like the borrowers in the housing debacle who succumbed to the blandishments of the mortgage brokers? The larger point is that law schools need to think harder about these students. Test critics, only somewhat understandably, completely ignore their existence.


Re: Does (LSAT) Testing = Racial Discrimination?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2014, 08:50:40 PM »
IMHO it used to be "racist" only in the fact that it was only offered in English. As such PR students scored lower (and why their law schools let people in with 130 range lsat scores) but I was told through the grapevine that it will offer it in Spanish this coming year.

Other than that it is only "Racist" in the idea that some groups are more traditionally educated than others. That being said, by that same theory GPA is "racist" too.