Untruths, Exaggerations and Bad Recommendations Mar Law School Applications
Posted Sep 9, 2010 9:35 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
If you ever got rejected from a law school, the reason may not be your grades or LSAT score, although those are the two most important admissions factors.
A new survey of admissions officers at 145 law schools found a few other problems are cropping up for would-be lawyers. Eighty-seven percent of respondents reported receiving a negative letter of recommendation about an applicant, and 73 percent found that claims on an application were exaggerated or untrue, according to a press release.
The survey by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions also suggests that the boost in law school applications won’t be letting up. Fifty-six percent of the admissions officers predict an increase in applications this year, 25 percent expect the numbers to remain flat, and 6 percent predict a decrease.