Villanova Law School Gets 2 Years’ Probation Over Falsified Admissions Data

The Association of American Law Schools has placed Villanova University’s law school on probation for two years for reporting inflated admissions data. The move follows the American Bar Association’s decision, in August 2011, to publicly censure the law school. In a letter announcing its decision, the law-schools association credited the university with investigating the incident and said the data falsification had been the work of four employees who no longer work for the university.

“Because the misconduct was intentional and long-standing and because it is so fundamentally inconsistent with basic concepts underlying AALS core values and bylaws, the executive committee condemns these actions and places the law school on probation for a period of two years,” wrote Susan Westerberg Prager, the AALS executive director, in a Nov. 28 letter that has been posted on the Villanova law school website.

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