Christopher Edley and Marjorie Shultz Support Alternative to Law School Admission Test

UC Berkeley News, August 4, 2009 by Carol Ness

“I can’t overstate the potential of this work to transform the way law schools conduct selected admissions and, perhaps, the way law firms think about training and evaluating young attorneys,” says Edley.

In addition, while research indicates that standardized tests that focus on academic skills put minority candidates at a substantial disadvantage, Shultz says “there is not a race or ethnicity difference in performance on our tests. That’s why I say fairness demands that you have a system that’s a bit broader than the one currently used to pick applicants,” she adds.