Eugenen Kontorovich (Northwestern) writes regarding the ABA fine on the University of Illinois:
I was quite surprised that the ABA pockets the $$$. Since the false information presumably misled some students, shouldn't they be the ones who see the money, in the form of a tuition credit? As it is, the ABA, a wealthy organization of lawyers, has simply become hand in law students' (and taxpayers') pockets. What do you think?
It's an interesting question. As I understand it, the fine will at least go to covering the costs of auditing law school data. (And the fine will probably not be as painful for Illinois as the plunge in its reputation score in US News last year and the continuing reputational damage connected to the censure.) But what do readers think? Signed comments only: full name, valid e-mail address.