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For Immediate Release: 3 March 2009
PR Contact: Jeniya Dutta
Pearson India
Jeniya.dutta@pearson.co.in
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Pearson VUE Launches Law Test for Students in India

New Delhi, March 3, 2009

Law students in India will soon be able to sit for a special local version of the prestigious law school entrance test produced by the US-based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for colleges in India.

Dan Bernstine, president of the LSAC, said: “The Law School Admission Test has been used very successfully in the US and Canada for over 60 years. Interest in using the test for law school admission has spread to Australia, Japan, Korea, China, and countries in Eastern Europe. We are very excited about the opportunity to adapt this excellent tool in a way that will be useful for assessing the critical thinking skills of applicants to law programs in India.”

LSAC, the organisation that produces the admission exam used by law schools worldwide, announced today that a special version of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT®) has been developed specifically for use by law schools in India.

The Law School Admission Test—India, by LSAC (LSAT—India) will be launched on May 24 2009 at Pearson VUE test centres in 14 cities — Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Lucknow, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, and Ranchi.

Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) part of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) in Haryana, will be the first to offer the entrance test for students applying to its three-year Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and five-year B.A., LL.B. Degree programmes.

Pearson VUE, which also tests the prestigious GMAT exam through the most secure company-owned and operated test centre network in the industry, will administer this test including managing the test centres, registration and scoring.

“Pearson VUE believes that its LSAT—India test offering best meets the need of the Law Schools to test the ability of a student to practice law. LSAT—India being offered by Pearson VUE to JGLS admission seekers is aimed at testing the fundamental understanding of the individual” said Sarvesh Shrivastava, Pearson VUE Managing Director, APAC.

The LSAT—India is a ‘paper-and-pencil’ test with four sections: two on logical reasoning, one on analytical reasoning and another on reading comprehension. Students will have 35 minutes to answer each section.

Professor C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University and Dean of Jindal Global Law School, said: “Great attention and scrupulous adherence to high academic standards is essential for fulfilling our vision of global excellence in education and research. The vision is to impart global education with a view to producing world-class professionals, scholars, and academics in law and other disciplines. JGLS has adopted the LSAT—India test for admissions as part of its efforts to benchmark its policies to international standards.”

Details on how to register for the course, which is approved by the government of Haryana, and obtain test preparation materials can be found at www.lawtestindia.com.

For more information about the LSAT—India, please visit www.lawtestindia.com.

Or Contact Jeniya Dutta at Pearson India: Jeniya.dutta@pearson.co.in

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The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is a nonprofit corporation based in Newtown, PA, US. LSAC is best known for administering the Law School Admission Test. With the guidance and support of volunteers representing more than 200 LSAC-member schools in the US, Canada, and Australia, LSAC provides a number of important services and programs for law schools and their applicants worldwide.

Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in 165 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.

O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), a non-profit University, was established by the Haryana Private Universities (Amendment) Ordinance 2009 (Haryana Ordinance No. 4 of 2009) at Sonipat, Haryana (NCR of Delhi). JGU has already submitted its application to the Bar Council of India (BCI). The first academic session of the Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) is scheduled to commence in September 2009 after the approval of the BCI.

Last updated 2009-03-03