ABA Journal: Essays, test scores and grades aren’t the only criteria being considered by law school admissions officers.
A new survey by Kaplan Test Prep reveals that admissions officials are also looking online for information, according to the National Law Journal, the Wall Street Journal Law Blog and a press release.
Forty-one percent said they researched an applicant using an online search engine, and 37 percent said they had looked up an applicant on Facebook or another social networking website.
Admissions officers who went online were able to turn up some damaging information. Thirty-two percent said they found something that hurt an applicant’s chances of admission.