They say the hardest part is just getting in

And now, apparently, that’s truer than ever.

In the last two years, at least 10 law schools have deliberately changed their grading systems to make them more lenient.

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But the tactic getting the most attention — and the most controversy —  is the sudden, deliberate and dubiously effective grade inflation, which had begun even before the legal job market softened.

 

“If somebody’s paying $150,000 for a law school degree, you don’t want to call them a loser at the end,” says Stuart Rojstaczer, a former geophysics professor at Duke who now studies grade inflation. “So you artificially call every student a success.”