Yesterday, the ABA issued sanctions against the University of Illinois College of Law for intentionally reporting and publishing false admissions data. Specifically, false LSAT scores and incoming student GPA data for the entering classes of 2005, and 2007 to 2011.
The sanctions imposed by the ABA were as follows:
- Public censure, which must be posted prominently on the home page of the University of Illinois College of Law’s website for a period of 2 years,
- The requirement that the University of Illinois College of Law issue a public corrective statement to be distributed to all ABA-approved law schools,
- The requirement that the law school hire a compliance monitor for a period of no less than 2 years,
- Monetary penalty of $250,000 to be paid by Sept. 15, 2012, and
- The termination of a section agreement that allowed the law school to conduct an early-admissions program.