Next year’s version of the Law School Admissions Test will not include the notoriously difficult “logic games” section.
This section is full of questions that look like this:According to Reuters:
The elimination of logic games comes after the LSAC [Law School Admissions Council] entered into a 2019 settlement with two blind LSAT takers who claimed the logic games violated the Americans With Disabilities Act because they could not draw the diagrams often used to complete that portion of the test. The council had four years to replace the logic games with a new analytical reasoning section under the settlement. Because the analytical and logical reasoning sections test the same skills, it made sense to drop analytical reasoning altogether, council president Kellye Testy said in an interview Wednesday.
The replacement of the games section with a new analytical reasoning section “had ‘virtually no impact on overall scoring’ based on a review of more than 218,000 exams”.
That philosophy majors tend to do well on the LSAT is sometimes touted as one reason prospective law students should study philosophy…
…despite the standard “correlation ≠ causation” disclaimers (though do see this). Whether the replacement of the logic games section will affect how philosophy majors perform on the test remains to be seen.