By Jim Melwert

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The dean of Villanova Law School says inaccurate admissions data — including GPA and LSAT scores — were knowingly reported to the American Bar Association.

Villanova Law Dean John Gotanda has sent a letter to the law school community saying he learned of the discrepancies on January 20th, and an investigation showed they were knowingly reported to the bar association.

The letter doesn’t name names, but says those responsible will be held accountable, and changes are being made to prevent it from happening in the future.

The school says the numbers for 2010 are correct, but it’s unclear how far back the inaccuracies go.

GPA and LSAT scores are used by the bar association in a law school guide that it publishes.  They’re also used in the annual US News and World Report law school rankings.

Gotanda took over as dean on January 1st, replacing Mark Sargent who resigned in 2009 for personal reasons.

Reported by Jim Melwert, KYW Newsradio

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