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U of Illinois Corrects LSAT and GPA Stats for Additional Law Classes

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It wasn’t just concerning the most recent incoming law school class that the University of Illinois initially published inaccurate Law School Admission Test and grade point average data on its website and in promotional materials.

In addition to now-corrected LSAT and GPA information for the law school class of 2014, the U of I has also determined that one or both figures were also inaccurately reported for the three prior years, it announced in a press release today.

It provides a handy chart of what was originally reported by the U of I and the new figures.

“Reporting erroneous data is absolutely unacceptable. The University, the campus and the College of Law place the highest priority on accuracy and integrity, and we will take measures to ensure that this never happens again,” said President Michael J. Hogan in the release.

A university spokesman says that inaccurate data for three of the four years was provided to the American Bar Association and U.S. News & World Report, which ranks law schools annually, according to the Associated Press.

Representatives of the magazine’s data research department and the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar could not immediately be reached by the ABA Journal for comment on Wednesday evening.

A tip of the hat to Above the Law and the TaxProf Blog

Earlier coverage: “University of Illinois Releases the Real Stats for Its Incoming Law Class”

Updated at 6:10 p.m. to include Associated Press information and at 6:30 p.m. to note efforts to reach ABA and U.S. News for comment.

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