In Law Schools, Grades Go Up, Just Like That – NYTimes.com

| June 23, 2010

“Law schools solve unemployment by raising grades. Human resources departments declare it sheer genius, wondering why nobody thought to give them better applicants to work with from the beginning…”

OK, I made that last bit up, but I tell you, it’s a great day when you can’t tell the difference between the New York Times and The Onion.

Here’s the article: In Law Schools, Grades Go Up, Just Like That – NYTimes.com.

This is my favorite part, so absurdly brilliant:

One notable school has managed to maintain the integrity of its grades through an idiosyncratic grading rubric. The University of Chicago Law School grades its students on a scale of 155-186, a system so bizarre that employers are unlikely to try to match it against the 4.0 scale or letter grades used almost everywhere else.

I personally plan to move to a Pantone system next semester. Here’s my new rubric:

Pantone

The Pantone Rubric