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University of Illinois Releases the Real Stats for Its Incoming Law Class


The University of Illinois has released corrected grade and test data for its incoming law class that is lower than the statistics previously reported on the school’s website and promotional materials.

The median Law School Admission Test score for the class of 2014 is 163, not the 168 originally touted, report the Champaign News-Gazette, the Chicago Tribune and the National Law Journal. The students had a median undergraduate grade point average of 3.7, not the 3.81 previously reported.

The new figures were released after the law school revealed earlier this month that it had hired Theodore Chung of Jones Day in Chicago to investigate the possibly inaccurate data. Paul Pless, the assistant dean for law school admissions, has been placed on leave as the probe continues.

The incorrect information was not reported to the ABA or U.S. News & World Report, the stories say. The law school self-reported the inaccuracy to the ABA and is keeping it informed, according to the News-Gazette.

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