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Law schools urged to ask applicants to document Indian status

The American Bar Association wants law school applicants to show they are actually American Indian or Alaska Native.

The ABA's House of Delegates passed a resolution that urges the Law School Admissions Council, which administers the LSAT, and ABA-law schools to require applicants to provide documentation of their Indian status. That would mean a tribal enrollment number or some form of statement of tribal heritage.

The National Native American Bar Association pushed for the resolution.

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