Villanova Law Admits It Gave ABA Inaccurate Data

February 7, 2011

Villanova University's Law School "knowingly" gave false information about the LSAT scores and grade-point averages of entering students to the American Bar Association, the dean admitted in a letter sent to alumni late last week. The letter was published on the blog Above the Law. The dean, John Y. Gotanda, said that the practice was uncovered during a study by a law school committee to assess the effectiveness of various academic programs at the law school. Villanova then conducted its own review and obtained an outside audit to determine the extent of the problem. The data reported are those used by U.S. News & World Report and others to rank law schools.

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