I previously blogged the rankings implications of the new early admission programs at Illinois and Michigan for admitting their undergrads without taking the LSAT. Today's Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed bring news of the next front in the rankings war: paying admitted freshmen to retake the SAT and offering large financial rewards for those whose scores go up by certain levels. This rankings dodge would work for law schools, since the ABA now requires schools to report a student's highest LSAT score among multiple tests. We'll see if any law schools will incentivize the entering Fall 2009 class to take the February 2009 LSAT. For more, see TaxProf Blog.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
- Reforming the USN&WR law school rankings
- A bibliometric manifesto
- Three deans
- Talent versus character
- The folklore of rankings
- The utility law teacher
- The South Carolina bar exam scandal
Swamp Fox news
The controversy is not going away
- And the Winner of the "Best Law Porn" Award is...
- The accidental administrator
- U.S. News Survey: Vote Quality, Not Reputation
- Are SSRN and USN&WR All That Different?
- Schattenfreude: Endlich ein juristischer Ausdruck
- What IS a good part-time program?
- Fall guys
- Law and Collective Responsibility
- Tenure: Use it (on behalf of those who don't have ...
- The Financial Crisis: What Went Wrong?