LSAC and ABA to verify LSAT /GPA of 1Ls - new program

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LSAC and ABA to verify LSAT /GPA of 1Ls - new program

Postby sunynp » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:01 pm

From the LSAT blog:

In the past, law schools haven't always been accurate in reporting the GPAs and LSATs of their entering (1L) classes. Essentially, they've sometimes lied about their numbers in order to game the U.S. News rankings.

In an attempt to verify the accuracy of these statistics, the Law School Admission Council is now partnering with the American Bar Association.

CHICAGO, June 15, 2012 – The American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and the Law School Admission Council today informed law school deans about a program for schools to certify the accuracy of their reporting of entering-class academic credentials.

“Many schools have expressed an interest in such a program,” said John O’Brien, chair of the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. “In an environment where the actions of a few schools have raised questions in the minds of some about the integrity of data reporting by law schools more generally, this program gives schools a straightforward and efficient method to have their admissions data verified and to assure that they are accurately reporting admissions data to the ABA and to the public. We appreciate the efforts of the LSAC to make this possible.”

To make the certification program possible, the ABA is now requiring schools to report their information about their first-year students. The ABA and LSAC will use these reports to correlate and cross-check students and provide to schools that request it a report of their entering-class credentials. Reports for each school will include the 25th, median and 75th percentile undergraduate grade point averages and LSAT scores.



http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/gp ... ation.html

http://www.abanow.org/2012/06/aba-and-l ... lass-data/

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Re: LSAC and ABA to verify LSAT /GPA of 1Ls - new program

Postby thelawyler » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:08 am

It's sad that this is necessary.

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Re: LSAC and ABA to verify LSAT /GPA of 1Ls - new program

Postby PolySuyGuy » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:00 pm

This is optional? Getting caught cheating is now optional?

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Re: LSAC and ABA to verify LSAT /GPA of 1Ls - new program

Postby dingbat » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:07 pm

PolySuyGuy wrote:This is optional? Getting caught cheating is now optional?

No, verifying that you don't cheat is now optional
Hopefully, schools that participate will be rewarded, leading other schools to join in
(eg because their direct peer has verified - ASU?)
This in turn will hopefully lead to this becoming mandatory in the future

It allows the ABA to basically introduce this as a pilot program and get it going without flatly stating that some schools are liars

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Re: LSAC and ABA to verify LSAT /GPA of 1Ls - new program

Postby tennisking88 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:13 pm

How is this only starting now?

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Re: LSAC and ABA to verify LSAT /GPA of 1Ls - new program

Postby dingbat » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:25 pm

tennisking88 wrote:How is this only starting now?

During a boom you're supposed to let the good times roll




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