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Journal of Legal Education

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The Law School Admission Test, in conjunction with college grades, has, for many years, provided a significant prediction of performance in law school. We are, however, at present conducting a study of a section of the Test known as "Principles and Cases" to determine in what ways it might be improved. Specifically, we have considered whether the question forms that are currently being used in this section provide the best possible test of a student's ability to cope with the precise kinds of intellectual problems involved in the study of law.