Some law schools are inflating grades to help students find jobs, reports the New York Times.
One day next month every student at Loyola Law School Los Angeles will awake to a higher grade point average.
But it’s not because they are all working harder.
The school is retroactively inflating its grades, tacking on 0.333 to every grade recorded in the last few years. The goal is to make its students look more attractive in a competitive job market.
In the last two years, at least 10 law schools have changed their grading systems to give students higher GPAs. “Some recruiters at law firms keep track of these changes and consider them when interviewing, and some do not,” reports the Times.