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Can you apply to Law school without taking the LSAT? (50+ Law Schools that don’t require the LSAT)

The LSAT is a standardized test used by law schools to assess applicants’ critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and reading comprehension skills. It is a crucial part of the law school application process, but can you apply to law school without a LSAT score? The short answer is yes you can. You can apply to law school with an alternate exam called the GRE, which is typically used for any graduate school degree. In this log post we will take a closer look.

Can you apply to law school without taking the LSAT?

Yes, you can! However, most schools do ask for you to submit some standardized exam test score. Therefore, you can take the GRE exam instead of the LSAT. The GRE is an exam that is is used to apply to graduate school.

What schools can you apply to without the LSAT?

  1. Harvard Law School
  2. Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  3. Georgetown University Law Center
  4. University of Wisconsin Law School
  5. Wake Forest University of Law
  6. St. John’s University of Law
  7. University of Maryland Carey School of Law
  8. University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
  9. Southern Illinois University School of Law
  10. Yale Law School
  11. Columbia Law School
  12. New York University School of Law
  13. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law
  14. University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
  15. University of Virginia School of Law
  16. University of Chicago Law School
  17. Cornell Law School
  18. Duke University School of Law
  19. Stanford Law School
  20. University of Michigan Law School
  21. University of Southern California Gould School of Law
  22. George Washington University Law School
  23. University of Texas at Austin School of Law
  24. University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
  25. Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  26. Emory University School of Law
  27. University of Florida Levin College of Law
  28. University of Colorado Law School
  29. Boston University School of Law
  30. University of California, Irvine School of Law
  31. Fordham University School of Law
  32. University at Buffalo School of Law
  33. Texas A&M University School of Law
  34. University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law
  35. University of Dayton School of Law
  36. University of Massachusetts School of Law
  37. Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  38. Vermont Law School
  39. Suffolk University Law School
  40. St. Thomas University School of Law
  41. University of Akron School of Law
  42. University of Baltimore School of Law
  43. University of San Francisco School of Law
  44. New England Law | Boston
  45. Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law
  46. University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
  47. CUNY School of Law
  48. University of St. Thomas School of Law – Minneapolis
  49. California Western School of Law
  50. Southwestern Law School
  51. Golden Gate University School of Law
  52. Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  53. Western State College of Law
  54. Whittier Law School

Do all Law Schools Accept the LSAT?

Yes, every law school does accept the LSAT. Therefore, if you are wanting flexibility to apply to any law school, you will want to stick with the LSAT. However, only the schools above will allow you to submit the GRE in place of the LSAT.

Even tough you can apply without an LSAT score, should you?

Technically, Law Schools advertise that they do not care if you take the LSAT or GRE; however, the general consensus is that Law schools still do prefer the LSAT. This is because this exam is specific to becoming a lawyer and all of their applicants and metrics use this exam as a standard. Additionally, if you take the GRE, the admission counselor will always have the question in the back of their head of “why didn’t this person take the LSAT? Was it too hard? Did they not plan ahead to have their test score in and needed more flexible testing option? etc.” Thus, I always advise my students to give a try to the LSAT first before giving up and studying for the GRE.
In conclusion, while it is possible to apply to law school without an LSAT score, it may limit your options and reduce your chances of being admitted. Additionally, alternative admission processes may introduce bias into the admission process and make it more subjective. Before applying to law school without an LSAT score, consider your options, research law schools that offer alternative admission paths, and make an informed decision that’s best for you.

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