According to the latest NYT headline: In Law Schools, Grades Go Up, Just Like That.
According to the article, "in the last two years, at least 10 law schools have deliberately changed their grading systems to make them more lenient. These include law schools like New York University and Georgetown, as well as Golden Gate University and Tulane University, which just announced the change this month. Some recruiters at law firms keep track of these changes and consider them when interviewing, and some do not."
"Law schools seem to view higher grades as one way to rescue their students from the tough economic climate — and perhaps more to the point, to protect their own reputations and rankings. Once able to practically guarantee gainful employment to thousands of students every year, the schools are now fielding complaints from more and more unemployed graduates, frequently drowning in student debt."
"They have come up with a number of strategic responses. Besides the usual career counseling measures, many top schools have bumped up their on-campus interview weeks from the autumn to August, before the school year even starts, because they want their students to have a chance to nab a job slot before their counterparts at other schools do."
Any law firm that hires one of the graduates of these esteemed institutions over one where grades have to be earned, deserve what they get. Without a question, a concept arrived at by liberal elitist academicians/administrators - the kind that are so prominent a part of Washington these days. I guess it is just the natural extension of hairbrained progressive ideas like Outcome Based Education.
Then we wonder why students of other nations academically exceed those of ours.