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Another Law School To Accept GRE

Another law school has opened its admission doors to the GRE.
Penn State Law is now the latest law school to accept the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for its applicants.
“While American Bar Association-accredited law schools have typically accepted only Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores, many are now accepting GREs,” the press release states. “The GRE evaluates qualitative and quantitative skills comprehensively and is broadly accepted by thousands of graduate and professional degree programs.”
However, there’s a small caveat: the law school’s admissions will only accept the GRE for applicants seeking a juris doctor in combination with a graduate degree in a different discipline at Penn State, according to a press release.
Joint Degree Programs
Penn State Law has a number of dual degree options available to its students.
The law school recently established a pilot program that allows law students to create a personalized joint degree program that lets students combine their J.D. with a variety of master’s programs available at the wider Penn State.
Law students can choose to customize their joint degrees with the School of International Affairs, Smeal College of Business, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, College of Education, College of Health and Human Development, and the College of the Liberal Arts.
“Our new pilot program to allow for personalized joint degrees combined with accepting the GRE helps our students take full advantage of the interdisciplinary opportunities at Penn State,” Hari M. Osofsky, dean of Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs, says. “We are building new partnerships across the University — in energy, technology, health, entrepreneurship, intellectual property, education, public policy, and more — to provide our students with the cross-cutting knowledge needed to be effective in legal practice. This is another step toward reinventing legal education to prepare Penn State Law graduates to lead.”
Law Schools Accepting The GRE
Penn State Law joins 37 other law schools across the nation that are currently or planning to accept the GRE for admissions.
Check out the full list of law schools accepting the GRE below, according to the ETS (Educational Testing Service):

  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Boston University School of Law
  • Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Columbia Law School
  • Cornell Law School
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Hamd Bin Khalifa University Law School
  • Harvard Law School
  • John Marshall Law School
  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • New York University School of Law
  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law
  • Pennsylvania State University — Penn State Law
  • Pepperdine School of Law
  • St. John’s University School of Law
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • University at Buffalo School of Law
  • University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
  • University of California, Davis, School of Law
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • University of Chicago Law School
  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • University of Hawai’i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
  • University of Notre Dame Law School
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • University of Texas at Austin School of Law
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Washington University School of Law
  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Sources: Penn State News, Educational Testing Service

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