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Merit-based scholarships prove difficult to keep

Jul 15, 2013 Merit-based scholarships may not be the excellent deal that they appear to be, according to Above The Law. US students considering taking up such scholarships should be aware that they can be difficult to keep, coming…

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George Washington University distorts intake stats

Nov 13, 2012 Scandal has hit George Washington University with the revelation that GW college has been inflating the grades of its incoming class when they reported statistics to U.S. News. GW reported that 78 percent of its 2011…

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UK College of Law admits students with poor grades

Mar 22, 2011 The director of business development at the College of Law i the UK, Sarah Hutchinson, has said that 68.4 per cent of students earned a first or upper second class degree at university. This admission means that around…

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Harvard Law School quietly changes grading system

Sep 21, 2010 Last year, Harvard Law School changed its grading system, abandoning letter grading in favour of the broader categories High Pass, Pass, Low Pass and Fail. Many commentators thought that the change was part of an attempt…

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How important is it to go to an elite law school?

Aug 4, 2010 It is more important to get good grades than to go to an elite law school, according to a paper published University of California, Los Angeles law professor Richard Sander and Brooklyn Law School visiting professor Jane…

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The case for lower grades

Jul 2, 2010 Interesting blog post here by Dan Filler about grade inflation. The author acknowledges that since grades are synthetic, they are arbitrary, and then goes on to examine what difference it makes to push grades up or down.…

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Smoke & Mirrors - law schools inflate grades

Jun 23, 2010 The New York Times has an interesting article reporting on the trend for law schools to retroactively inflate grades in order to assist students with entry into a difficult labour market. Loyola Law School Los…

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Loyola Law School teaches students to cheat

Apr 1, 2010 Loyola Law School in Los Angeles has decided to to respond to the global financial crisis and the difficulties it poses to law graduates by artificially raising grades. In a press release from Loyola law dean Victor…

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UK law student marks upgraded after four years

Aug 28, 2009 Alice Clarke, a law student who refused to accept the results of her final examinations of her Bar Vocational Course, has won a four-year legal battle against Cardiff University to have her marks upgraded. An…

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