Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Next Front in the Rankings War: Paying Admitted Students to Retake the LSAT?

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.


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