4.04.2012

Baylor Law School Screw Up


Baylor Law School released the personal data of every student accepted for attendance via an email attachment over the weekend. That's bad enough, but for the academic minded, every new student now knows the LSAT score and the GPA of his classmate. For those interested, a web site collected the scores and published them here (that site being decent enough to delete the names.)

I have no idea what a good LSAT score is or a bad one. They've changed the scoring system in the krillion years since I took it.

And it's interesting to note that the list had data for over 400 students. But the fall and spring class have 80 students each and the summer class has 30. That's a whole lot of accepted students not attending.


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Big boo-boo. Someone at Baylor will be taken to the woodshed. Like healthcare, education has some pretty stringent federal restrictions on the release of personal info.

My Other Brother Darryl

Baylor Too said...

Oh no you didn't, Becky Beck! Is racial/gender information included? That would be interesting.

Anonymous said...

Well now one would accuse you of being "a homer" on Baylor law school. And I doubt they will name you goodwill ambassador either

Baylor Too said...

It warmed my heart to see that my GPA of 2.88 was better than 7 of the students admitted to BLS this year. I COULD still get into law school if I had to do it all over again!

Anonymous said...

Lots of those accepted students
must have gotten in where they
really wanted to go as well.

Anonymous said...

Perfect score = 190; miss ever question = 120. Pretty easy to hit 149-150, then the weighting of the questions kicks in. It takes 2-3 correct answers for the next point as opposed to 1-1 below 150.

Anonymous said...

Someone is going to be at Seventh & James Baptist Church praying for forgiveness.

Anonymous said...

An Embry-Riddle grad trying to go to Baylor Law? Is he/she dispensing legal advice while working on aircraft engines? Odd.

DF Dean Wormer

Anonymous said...

Oh no you didn't, Becky Beck!

That was my first thought too. She has a hand in every screw up there. She has got to know where the skeletons are buried, and I'm not just talking about Angus McSwain.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Was Brittany greiner an applicant?
Is like to know which box she checked for "sex".

Learning a Little Law said...

Quick correction to 12:51 -

180 is the max score.

Also, lots of schools are focused on certain percentiles for LSAT scores. For example, most of the time a 172 is 99th percentile, and 162-3 is 90th percentile. Don't make the LSAT percentile they want and you're not accepted, regardless of GPA. The reason for this is that high GPAs are so common due to grade inflation, but good LSAT scores are hard to come by. A 99th percentile LSAT trumps a 4.0 every day of the week, and I'm living proof.

Anonymous said...

Do you need an associates or bs to be an attorney?

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

Looks like a job for an Office of Special Investigations. I think Baylor knows where they can find a guy who handle that type of work.

Francine Fishpaw said...

Ditto on Becky Beck. Is she still there? She was hateful and incompetent. She must have something on somebody important....