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Grade Inflation Leads to Litigation



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A Baylor Law School applicant is suing. He says the school did not adjust for the fact that his undergraduate GPA was earned decades ago when academic standards were higher; thus he’s a victim of age discrimination. IHE has the story. Actually, Baylor did admit the guy, but in the spring class, which, the plaintiff says, is “less prestigious.” This strikes me as perfectly silly litigation, but that’s just what our various anti-discrimination statutes encourage. Besides, what’s the damage? People getting JDs these days walk away with a credential that is in very low demand.



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