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Is There An Ideal Grading System For Law Schools?

Publication Date: 
June 05, 2008
Law School Innovation blog

Law School Innovation blog describes Stanford Law School's new grading system and repeats this portion of Dean Larry Kramer's e-mail to students that was first posted by another blog, Above the Law:

“The new system includes a shared norm for the proportion of honors to be awarded in both exam and paper courses. No grading system is perfect, but the consensus is that the reform will have significant pedagogical benefits, including that it encourages greater flexibility and innovation in the classroom and in designing metrics for evaluating student work,” wrote Stanford Law dean Larry Kramer to students and faculty in an e-mail on Thursday, as first reported by the blog Above the Law....