U. of Illinois assistant law dean suspended after inaccurate data about first-year law students posted on website
September 12, 2011
The University of Illinois posted inaccurate data about the grades and test scores of this semester's incoming first-year law school class on its website, but has now removed that data and put an administrator on leave.
"Somebody saw prior information for the incoming class and thought it wasn't accurate, that it did not accurately reflect LSAT scores and grades for the class," UI spokesman Tom Hardy said.
The UI Ethics Office received information that caused review about possible inaccuracies in student profile data on Aug. 26.
An assistant dean has been placed on administrative leave, but Hardy declined to name that person.
The data in question involve median law-school entrance test scores and grade point averages of the incoming Class of 2014 that may have been inaccurately reported on the College of Law's website and in promotional publications.
Hardy said the matter is being taken very seriously and the UI did not send erroneous information to the American Bar Association, which collects the material.
"We're investigating this thoroughly, swiftly and immediately," Hardy said.