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IMPORTANT! System Downtime on Thursday, October 13

The LSACnet.org website will be unavailable from 9:00 AM ET until 4:30 PM ET on Thursday, October 13 due to scheduled maintenance.

You will not be able to access the LSACnet.org website during those hours. We continue to upgrade our systems to provide the best possible services. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.


Notice Regarding LSAC Services for Those Affected by Hurricane Katrina and Rita

  • October LSAT

    Alternative testing sites are being arranged for test takers who registered for the October administration of the LSAT in New Orleans. Please call LSAC Candidate Services at 215.968.1001 for up-to-date information.

    In addition to the New Orleans October LSAT centers, Test Center #7741, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, and Test Center #8504, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, are closed. Candidates should contact LSAC at 215.968.1001 immediately.
     
  • Law School Applications

    LSAC is accepting 2006 admission applications for Loyola University New Orleans School of Law and Tulane University Law School. Please go to the LSDAS tab in the Online Services area of this website to access the electronic applications for these schools. We are working closely with the admission personnel of these two schools to ensure that their 2006 applications are processed.
     
  • Tulane and Loyola Students Visiting Other Law Schools

    Many law schools are hosting visiting law students from Loyola and Tulane, and LSAC is working with these schools to provide necessary documentation from students’ files. This documentation must be requested by the host law school. Please go to the AALS website: http://www.aals.org/neworleans/schoolsbystate.html for a list of the policies of the various law schools regarding the accommodation of Loyola and Tulane students.

Bay Area Forum Hotel Announced

LSAC has acquired a limited number of rooms at the Renaissance Stanford Court on Nob Hill. This block of rooms will replace the block previously reserved at the San Francisco Hilton. The Stanford Court is approximately two blocks away from the Nob Hill Masonic Center, the new location for the 2005 Bay Area Forum. Our group rate will be $179 per night plus taxes.

The Renaissance Stanford Court
905 California Street, Nob Hill
San Francisco, CA 94108
415.989.3500
Rooms must be reserved prior to October 20, 2005

If you have not yet canceled your hotel room at the San Francisco Hilton, please contact Hilton Reservations Worldwide at 800.445.8667. If you wish to keep the reservation you are currently holding at the San Francisco Hilton, you will need to contact Terrence Lewis at to have your reservation recoded.

If you have questions regarding hotel rooms in the Bay Area, please contact Gayle Patterson Adams at 215.968.1206 or .


ABA and LSAC Developing Pipeline Diversity Directory

The American Bar Association and the Law School Admission Council have embarked on an innovative research project that will identify programs designed to encourage students of color to consider and prepare for legal careers. This information will be incorporated into a comprehensive online ABA/LSAC Pipeline Diversity Directory that can be used by others to learn about and replicate these practices.

Firms, institutions, and organizations engaged in practices developed to attract African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American students to law studies and careers can learn more about this initiative and complete an online survey form at http://www.abanet.org/op/pipelndir/home.html. Your submission to this national directory is an excellent way to publicize your initiatives to potential participants, funders, collaborators, and supporters. Act today!

Direct questions and requests for information and/or clarification to: Dr. Frank Burtnett, Education Now, PO Box 2832, Springfield, VA 22152-2832. Telephone and fax: 703/451-5889. E-mail: .


New Scholarship for Hearing Impaired Law Students

The George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy has been established by the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell). One scholarship of $5,000 is available for the 2006-2007 academic year. Scholarship applicants must be accepted to an accredited law school as a full-time student; be diagnosed with a moderate to profound hearing loss prior to acquiring spoken language; use spoken communication as the primary mode of communication; and have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Nofer Scholarship recipients may apply for a renewed scholarship in their second and third years of study. The application deadline is April 15, 2006. To apply, complete and submit a College and University Scholarship Award Application available online at www.agbell.org in the Financial Aid and Scholarships section under Awards/College Scholarships.


LSDAS Electronic Applications Available

LSDAS registrants can access electronic applications for all ABA-approved law schools at no additional charge beyond the LSDAS registration fee (and individual law school application fees). (For a demo of the LSDAS process, including LSDAS Electronic Applications, click here.)

LSDAS Electronic Applications replace the LSACD and LSACD on the Web software but incorporate the same convenient common-information form and flow-as-you-go features, allowing users to answer common law school application questions once and placing the answers in the appropriate spot in the individual law school applications selected. Many law schools prefer to receive their admission applications through this service—their level of preference is listed as part of the electronic application program. Applicants can electronically attach personal statements, résumés, and other documents to each application.

LSAC will begin application transmission to the law schools September 7, 2005. Users must have a current LSDAS registration. Beginning in the fall, LSDAS electronic applications will be supported for Macintosh OS 9.1+ and OS X. Check this website for updates on when Mac support will be available.


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