August 5, 2012
More on the 55 Year Old CPA's Age Discrimination Suit Over Baylor's Admissions Denial Despite His 169 LSAT
Following up on my previous posts (links below) on the age discrimination lawsuit filed by C. Michael Kamps, a 55 year old CPA who was denied admission to Baylor Law School despite his 169 LSAT. Mr. Kamps alleges that Baylor improperly failed to adjust his 3.2 GPA from Texas A&M (Class of 1979) for the effects of rampant grade inflation.
Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:
- Baylor Law School Sends Mass Email With Personal Data on Each of its 442 Admitted Students (Apr. 6, 2012)
- 55 Year Old CPA With 169 LSAT Sues Baylor Over Admissions Denial, Says His 3.2 GPA Was Earned Before Grade Inflation (July 30, 2012)
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I hope Kamp wins.
Posted by: Bill Brown | Aug 5, 2012 11:15:23 AM
Just wait until he applies to the Bar. The process inherently discriminates against older applicants.
Posted by: Brant | Aug 6, 2012 8:46:35 AM
I understand that over-40s are a protected class in employment. But is it really illegal to discriminate against older people in education? If a surgical residency program can't turn away a 60-year-old (who is currently able), that would seem to be a huge waste of resources on someone who's unlikely to be able to practice for more than 10 years.
Posted by: David Pittelli | Aug 6, 2012 9:37:33 AM
Could it be that Kamp was just yield protected? We had people almost that age at our law school and it was a lot more highly ranked than Baylor.
Posted by: anonymouse | Aug 6, 2012 9:42:16 AM
I thought the big grade inflation took place in the Sixties. By the time I went to school in the early Seventies, C's were becoming relatively uncommon. Could there have been that much more inflation in the past three decades? Is an A- now equivalent to the C+ of 1957?
Posted by: Bob | Aug 6, 2012 10:29:57 AM
Why did they even consider his GPA 30 years after he graduated?
Posted by: Michael Heinz | Aug 6, 2012 10:32:30 AM
If we had a true marketplace in education (not to mention everything else), it wouldn't make any difference how old he was. It would be his business alone if he wanted to attend law school and pay for it himself.
Posted by: Skip | Aug 6, 2012 10:48:04 AM
Given the speed at which advances in medicine arrive, even ordinary middle class people in their fifties will live to be 100. Only Obama can stop this trend.
Therefore 50 is the new 20 unless Obama gets re-elected. Killing off unemployed old people makes jobs available for the young AND it stops global warming.
Posted by: grey eagle | Aug 6, 2012 11:36:36 AM
If you attend classes and breathe for four years you can get a degree in the social "sciences" in today's colleges. Obama was an affirmative action student when he got into Occidental and Columbia and Harvard.
He admits he was a pothead in High School and a Coke Head in college. His records are sealed because his grades were manipulated and his attendance spotty.
Also he may have applied for scholarships as a foreign student. We'll never know until someone releases his college documentation.
Posted by: JGreene New Jersey | Aug 6, 2012 11:41:37 AM
"I understand that over-40s are a protected class in employment. But is it really illegal to discriminate against older people in education? If a surgical residency program can't turn away a 60-year-old (who is currently able), that would seem to be a huge waste of resources on someone who's unlikely to be able to practice for more than 10 years."
I bet he would have been accepted if he was black. It wouldn't matter then if he could only practice 10 years.
Posted by: Duscany | Aug 6, 2012 2:43:27 PM
Seriously, what do comments like that from JGreene New Jersey have to do with reality? Or how about Duscany, who is apparently a racist douchebag.
The comments on this site are a joke. Its such a shame, given that the content is otherwise top notch.
Posted by: Anonymous | Aug 6, 2012 8:36:48 PM