LSAC chooses Microsoft Surface Go to digitise admission tests

LSAC chooses Microsoft Surface Go to digitise admission tests
Law school will use the technology to improve efficiency of key processes

Elly Yates-Roberts |

The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) is to adopt Microsoft Surface Go tablets in order to  digitise law school admission tests (LSATs). The partnership will also help LSAC improve key processes by making them more effective and efficient.

LSAC is also working with Microsoft on projects using data and digital tech to improve access to legal education and its affordability. 

“Legal education and the legal profession need to keep pace with technological advancements,” said Kellye Testy, president and CEO of LSAC. “With the breadth of their solutions and their commitment to privacy, security, accessibility, and inclusion, Microsoft will be a tremendous help to the legal education community as we navigate these accelerating changes.”

LSAC will use thousands of Surface Go tablets that will be loaded with custom software to ensure the integrity of the exam process and security of the test results. The tablet’s kickstand will allow users to adjust the screen’s angle, ensuring their comfort. 

“Microsoft’s leadership on accessibility was one of the reasons LSAC selected the Surface Go as the tablet for the Digital LSAT,” said Troy Lowry, senior vice president of Technology Products and chief information officer at LSAC. “Surface Go is a great device, and it includes Windows 10 capabilities like a built-in screen reader, text and icon magnifier, and many other accessibility features. LSAC and Microsoft are working together to ensure the Digital LSAT on Surface Go provides a wide range of accessibility features and functionality for test takers who need them.”

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