Jason Dickenson, a senior test specialist at the American-based Law School Admission Council (LSAC), recently completed four days of meetings with JSW Law administration and faculty, as well as testing experts from other sectors in Bhutan.
LSAC is the company responsible for the well-known Law School Admission Test (LSAT), the standardized admissions test required for all American law schools. The Council also designs law school admissions tests for law schools in several other countries.
LSAC designed and graded the Bhutanese Law School Admission Test (Bhutan-LSAT), the first-ever entrance examination for Bhutanese law school candidates. Mr Dickenson’s visit was intended as an opportunity for JSW Law senior administration and faculty to exchange ideas with LSAC on the improvement of the test in future years.
Mr Dickenson reviewed for the faculty the statistical lessons learned from the first administration of the Bhutan-LSAT, which was conducted nationwide on 6 February. He and the faculty discussed areas where the test might be improved, including adding a Dzongkha-language section to the test for the 2018 administration.
Dean Sangay Dorjee reaffirmed the commitment between LSAC and JSW Law. “Having our admissions test designed and graded by the world’s leading law school admissions testing service gives our applicants and the public a sense that the process is fair and transparent.”
Mr Dickenson also met with testing experts from BCSEA, the agency responsible for national secondary-school testing, and the Royal Civil Service Commission, which is responsible for the nation’s civil service entrance examination.