University of Arizona Law GRE Overview

In February 2016, the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law became the first law school in the country to accept the GRE® General Test, in addition to the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) from all applicants.

A study concluded that, for students in Arizona Law’s JD program, performance on the GRE General Test was a valid and reliable predictor of students’ first-term law school grades, and so met the American Bar Association’s Legal Education Standard for use in admissions to law school programs.

Since then, Arizona Law has admitted more than 40 students to the JD class on the basis of the GRE and has launched a national trend among law school admissions. Harvard, Northwestern, Columbia, UCLA, Wake Forest, Brigham Young  and more than a dozen other law schools have now followed Arizona Law in accepting the GRE. 

Featured University of Arizona Law GRE News Coverage

UA Law School Admissions Change Gains Traction Nationwide
Arizona Public Media
April 18, 2018

Dean Marc Miller's Statement on Proposal to Make Standardized Test Optional for Law Schools
University of Arizona Law News
April 17, 2018

Law Schools Debate a Contentious Testing Alternative
New York Times
April 5, 2018

Why are law schools accepting the GRE?
The Economist Group
March 28, 2018

It's time to rethink the law school entrance exam monopoly
The Hill
Oct. 25, 2017

ABA mulls scrapping law school admission tests (PDF)
Daily Journal
Oct. 13, 2017

Without LSAT Requirement, U. of Arizona Trains Nontraditional Law Students
National Law Journal
Oct. 10, 2016

Arizona Law School Dean on Accepting GRE Applicants
Bloomberg Law
May 11, 2016

Law Deans Defend Arizona's Use of GRE
Inside Higher Ed
May 6, 2016

LSAT’s Grip on Law-School Admissions Loosens
Wall Street Journal
Feb. 21, 2016

Arizona College of Law Will Accept GRE Instead of LSAT
National Law Journal
Feb. 10, 2016


Members of the media interested in interviewing a University of Arizona Law source about using the GRE in JD admissions, please contact Tracy Mueller, assistant dean, external communications and marketing, tracymueller@email.arizona.edu.