Oops! Email to 400 Incoming Baylor Law Students Reveals How They Measure Up
Posted Apr 4, 2012 9:19 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Updated: A group of 400 incoming Baylor law students learned of an extension to pay their deposits—and a great deal more—in an email on Tuesday.
The email included an attachment listing personal student information for the group, including their grade point averages and their scores on the Law School Admission Test, according to Baylor University spokesman Frank Raczkiewicz. Also disclosed were addresses, phone numbers, ethnicity, scholarships and their admissions index, Raczkiewicz confirms in an interview with the ABA Journal.
Social Security numbers were not revealed, however.
Baylor followed up later in the day with an email asking students to delete the email and to keep the information a secret. “We really regret this unfortunate mistake,” Raczkiewicz tells the ABA Journal, “and in our letter to students we apologize to them for this error.”
The Baylor Lariat broke the news of the mistake.
Raczkiewicz says the school is reviewing its procedures to ensure that such an error does not happen again. The students received the email because of a “computer glitch” that prevented them from making their deposits online. Students who already paid their deposits did not receive the email. The deposit problem is also under investigation.
Updated at 11:10 a.m. to include new information from Raczkiewicz on the number of students who got the email.