ACES2 – The new tool for your admissions office from LSAC

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All Law school admissions offices have been using ACES to communicate and exchange data with the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) for the past 7 years and over 150 law schools have elected to use LSAC’s Admit-M product as their primary admissions database. Beginning in the summer of 2006 LSAC is merging these two products into a single next generation admissions system called ACES2.

This session is an overview of the technical aspects of this next generation admission system and is an update to the ACES2 technical conferences LSAC held around the country in the fall of 2005. ACES2 will allow law schools to have a system which uses the latest technologies and advances, and which will serve as the launching pad for new services that can be provided by LSAC over the next 10+ years. The goals of the new system will be to merge ACES and Admit-M into one seamless application, to automate as much of the transfer of data as possible, and to provide easy access to data for admissions professionals in the office and on the road. Details will be given on ACES2’s interaction with schools systems as well as the application’s security, office software integration, reporting capabilities, maintenance and architecture.

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Troy Lowry
Director of System Software Development
LSAC

JoAnn Sabol
Senior Manager of Software Services
LSAC

About Elmer Masters

Elmer R. Masters is the Director of Technology at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (www.cali.org) where he works on interesting projects involving technology and legal education like eLangdell, Classcaster, Lawbooks, QuizWright, and the CALI website. He has nearly 25 years of experience building tech tools for legal education and systems for accessing law and legal materials on the Internet. He is the admin of the Teknoids mailing list (www.teknoids.net) and has been blogging about legal education, law, and technology for over 15 years (www.symphora.com). He has a JD from Syracuse University College of Law and was employed by Syracuse, Cornell Law School, and Emory University School of Law before joining CALI in 2003. Elmer has presented at the CALI Conference for Law School Computing (where he organizes the program), the AALL and AALS Annual Meetings, Law Via The Internet, and other conferences, symposia, and workshops on topics ranging from IT management in law schools to building open access court reporting systems to information architecture design and implementation in law.
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