The University of Illinois College of Law must pay a $250,000 fine to the American Bar Association for inflating the academic credentials of its incoming students, under a censure the ABA announced on July 24, the National Law Journal reports. It was the first time the ABA has fined a school for misreporting consumer data, and Villanova University School of Law is the only other school to have been censured for inflating its numbers in the past 25 years, a spokesman said. The ABA’s Council of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar concluded that $250,000 was proportionate to Illinois’ wrongdoing and represents a “small fraction” of the school’s annual budget, according to the censure letter…

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