The GRE for Law School Applicants, Myth or Reality?
If you're planning to apply to law school, the LSAT has been the only game in town for decades. The LSAC along with its law school members have created a walled garden for admissions that ensures that law school applicants buy into the process from the outset by taking the LSAT and using the Credential Assembly Service (formerly the LSDAS). Now certain member schools, such as the University of Arizona and, most prominently, Harvard Law, have upended some of those norms by partnering with ETS to accept GRE scores for the purpose of law school admissions. PowerScore Vice President Jon Denning has a good discussion of the reasoning and implications of this decision here.
In a recent blog post, we discussed the structure and overall similarities and differences between LSAT and GRE Reading Comprehension questions. As noted, if you're planning exclusively to apply to law school and to do so soon, the LSAT is still the test on which to focus your attention and preparation, but if you're thinking about law school in a year or two or are considering other graduate programs, the GRE might be worth your consideration.
In this week's post, we will consider in depth some of the overlap and important distinctions between Logical Reasoning tasks on the LSAT and short passage reading comprehension questions on the GRE.Read More