It used to be that the only way to get to law school was to survive the gauntlet that is the LSAT. It was a rite of passage, but it is one that has slowly but surely been eroding. See, there’s a new test in town. Okay, the GRE really isn’t new, but as part of the law school application process, it’s very much the new kid on the block.
Legal academia initially looked at the GRE with some trepidation, but after Harvard Law started to accept the alternative exam, the floodgates opened. At last count, 17 schools have accepted the GRE for admission (Harvard, Columbia, St. John’s, Brooklyn Law School, Northwestern, Arizona, Georgetown, Hawaii, Washington University in St. Louis, Wake Forest, Cardozo School of Law, Texas A&M,