Wednesday, June 20, 2012

LSAC to Vet Law Students’ Academic Credentials

From the National Law Journal:

The Law School Admission Council has reached an agreement with the American Bar Association to provide oversight of the undergraduate grade-point averages and Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores that individual schools report for their incoming students.

As part of a pilot program this fall, schools will be required to provide the ABA with the names, grades and LSAT scores for each matriculating student. In the past, schools have only been required to tell the ABA the aggregate median and 25th and 75th percentiles for both those academic credentials, rather than individual scores.

Schools may elect to have the LSAC certify the accuracy of those numbers, meaning the organization will cross-reference the grades and scores it has on file.

We’ll have to wait and see how helpful this additional reporting will be.


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