Law School Application Optional Essays - LSAT Blog
"One of the things we found out at Smith from careful study is that our own assessment of candidates was a better predictor of how students will do here at the college than the sat," says Kathleen McCartney, president of Smith College. The women's college went test-optional in 2008 (before McCartney became president; she was dean at the Ed School at the time). As Harvard Law School Professor Lani Guinier points out in her book The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America, "I have argued for years that the sat is actually more reliable as a 'wealth test' than a test of potential." She cites a study by two former admissions officers at Bates College — one of the first institutions to go sat-optional, some 32 years ago — that showed that students who performed well in college were the ones who had gotten strong grades in high school, regardless of their sat scores. Students who did well on the sat but had poor high school grades didn't do as well in college.
Law School Application Optional Essays
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A separate, optional essays can be submitted so you can let us know why you wish to attend Berkeley Law in particular and/or how you might contribute to the diversity of the school
Law School Optional Essays are Not Optional!
The Admissions Committee makes every effort to understand your achievements in the context of your background and to build a diverse student body. If applicable, you may choose to submit an optional additional statement to elaborate on how you could contribute to the diversity of the Harvard Law School community.