UB School of Law to accept GRE scores as part of the application process

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By Lisa M. Mueller

Release Date: December 19, 2018

“As New York State’s law school, we have always been committed to expanding pathways to a legal education. This is just one more way for us to do so.”
Aviva Abramovsky, dean, School of Law
University at Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Beginning with admission for the fall 2019 semester, the University at Buffalo School of Law will accept Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores in place of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) as part of the application process.

“We are very pleased to take another step forward toward eliminating barriers to access to education,” says Dean Aviva Abramovsky. “The cost of standardized tests can be very expensive. Students who have not made a final decision regarding their educational path must often take more than one test, or are forced to make a difficult decision regarding which test they can afford to take.

“As New York State’s law school, we have always been committed to expanding pathways to a legal education. This is just one more way for us to do so.”

More than 30 law schools across the nation recognize the GRE as a reliable indicator of law school ability based on studies conducted by each school. Acceptance of the GRE will be especially beneficial to students considering dual degree options offered at UB, which is known for its interdisciplinary approach to education and offers degrees that include a JD/MBA, JD/MPH and various JD/PhD programs.

“We hope that this ultimately benefits those students who may not have access to the LSAT, but who have the talent and the necessary skills to succeed in law school,” says Abramovsky. “It may also encourage those talented students who are unclear about their next step to consider a career in law.”

To learn more visit: law.buffalo.edu/admissions.  Questions regarding the admission process can be directed to the School of Law’s Admissions Office at law-admissions@buffalo.edu or 716-645-2907.



Media Contact Information

Lisa M. Mueller
Vice Dean for Communications
School of Law
Tel: 716-645-3176
lmueller@buffalo.edu