June 26, 2010
Grade Inflation in Law Schools
A June 22 New York Times article reports that grade inflation in law schools is being justified by the competitive edge it provides for students in this challenging economy. Try to reconcile the preamble of the ABA Standards with this practice:
" . . . law schools should continuously seek to . . . improve the quality of legal education and to promote high standards of professional responsibility and conduct."
Also consider the typical academic integrity code. Most codes place the burden of academic integrity on students and do not explicitly address the duty of the institution to maintain academic integrity. Apparently the Golden Rule doesn't apply here . . . [BA]