Grade Reform

  • Grade Reform, Law Schools

    Columbia: Are You Ready For Some Grade Reform?

    Earlier, we told you that Harvard and Stanford were replacing letter-grades in favor of a “we’re all winners” system. We then reported that the NYU Law School student newspaper published essentially an open letter, begging Columbia not to follow suit. As you might imagine, Columbia is totally unconcerned with NYU law students and their opinions. […]

    82 Comments / / Oct 14, 2008 at 3:29 PM
  • Grade Reform, Law Schools

    NYU Law Freaks Out Responds To Grade Reform

    According to our poll Tuesday, the majority of you prefer a traditional A,B,C,D grading system over a modified Yale system like the ones adopted by Harvard and Stanford. Apparently, NYU law students agree that A,B,C,D is the best way to go. In The Commentator, NYU Law School’s student newspaper, Andrew Gehring vehemently disagrees with the […]

    131 Comments / / Oct 2, 2008 at 11:44 AM
  • Grade Reform, Law Schools

    Grade Reform Reaction Roundup

    Last week we told you that Harvard and Stanford law schools were enacting sweeping grade reform. Reactions came in from students and alumni from many top schools. One close friend emailed: If Harvard had this when we were in school, I’d be emailing you from DPW right now. Suffice it to say, the friend emailed […]

    69 Comments / / Sep 30, 2008 at 11:13 AM
  • Grade Reform, Law Schools

    Stanford Adopts ‘Retroactive’ Honors Policy:
    Students Complain In Real Time

    Update: Harvard Law School also just announced changes to its grading system that will make it more like the Yale and Stanford systems. See here. In May, we reported that the faculty of Stanford Law School voted to change their grading system. The school went from the traditional “A, B, C, Die” system to a […]

    92 Comments / / Sep 26, 2008 at 2:34 PM

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