Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Grades in law school, rising

In the New York Times, Catherine Rampell reports on “grade reform” in law school:

The process schools refer to as grade reform takes many forms. Some schools bump up everyone’s grades, some just allow for more As and others all but eliminate the once-gentlemanly C.
Read all about it:

In Law Schools, Grades Go Up, Just Like That (New York Times)

comments: 2

Anonymous said...

I taught a class as an adjunct at the local law school (the state's flagship) a couple of years ago. Towards the end of the semester the Associate Dean for Students sent me the grade distributions in that course for the past several years, which were about half a letter grade higher than what my students had earned. Think that might have been a hint?

Michael Leddy said...

I wonder why that hint didn’t come at the start of the semester, so you could have been giving the correct grades all along.