GRE Part Two: Reactions from Law Schools

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

Webinar Description: This moderated panel will engage three law school admissions deans in conversation on implementing and administering GRE admissions at their individual law schools. We will discuss the pros, cons, learning curves, and success stories involved in GRE admissions, along with insight on how to recruit GRE test-takers, how scholarships are awarded, and what the admissions deans wish they would have known when implementing GRE admissions.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Increased awareness of the day-to-day implications of accepting the GRE and LSAT for law school admissions.
  2. Increased knowledge of the procedural efforts involved in recruiting and awarding scholarships to GRE test takers.
  3. Increased appreciation for the various journeys the speakers traveled to implement GRE admissions on their campus.


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Preston Nicholson, J.D., Assistant Dean for Admissions, Washburn University School of Law

Preston Nicholson is the Assistant Dean for Admissions. He previously worked at Drake University Law School as the Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid. Prior to that, Preston served as Assistant Director/Pre-Law Director in the Undergraduate Advising Center at the University of Kansas. He earned his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Oklahoma State University. While at OSU, he received the Raymond D. Thomas Award in recognition of being named the top graduating business senior.

Preston holds a Kansas law license, having passed the bar in 2007. He is active with the Kansas Bar Association, currently serving on the Diversity Committee and previously serving on the Legal Related Education Committee. Preston is also active with the National History Bee and Bowl, serving as a site captain at the national competition and has experience directing state tournaments. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, playing pub trivia, working out, and traveling.





Evan Didier, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Wake Forest Law School

Evan Didier is the assistant dean of admissions and financial aid at Wake Forest University School of Law, where he leads enrollment management. Prior to joining Wake Forest Law in 2021, Evan was the director of enrollment management at Law School Admission Council (LSAC), where he led and delivered legal education consulting services for member law schools. In his nine years of enrollment management experience, he has also served as the associate director of admissions and enrollment analytics at Boston College Law School and as the inaugural graduate engineering recruiting specialist at Northeastern University. He holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia, an Ed.M. in higher education from Harvard University, and a B.A. in political science from Vanderbilt University.



Cary Cluck, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Cary Lee Cluck is assistant dean of admissions and financial aid at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Cluck previously served in administration at the University of Mississippi School of Law for 15 years, first as assistant dean for student affairs and then as assistant dean for admissions and scholarships. Cluck earned her JD from the University of Mississippi. Before working in law school administration, she was a judicial clerk for the Tenth District Chancery Court in Mississippi; she also lived and worked in Washington, DC. Dean Cluck has served on the university’s Commission on the Status of Women, as state treasurer for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and on the Leadership Lafayette Steering Committee. She previously chaired the LSAC Newcomers Workshop Planning Work Group and has served on the LSAC Annual Meeting Planning Work Group and currently serves on the LSAC Misconduct and Irregularities Committee.



Gerald Heppler, Assistant Dean, Office of Admission, Seattle University School of Law

Gerald Heppler is Assistant Dean of Admission at Seattle University School of Law. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Utah and his JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law. Gerald began his law school admissions career at Golden Gate University School of Law in 2010, where he served as Associate Director of Admissions. Prior to joining the law school admission world, he practiced with a boutique law firm in San Francisco in the areas of estate planning and probate. Before attending law school, Gerald worked in the film industry in Los Angeles and the nonprofit media arts community in San Francisco.