Keith B. Hall is the Director of the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute and is the Campanile Charities Professor of Energy Law at LSU, where he teaches Mineral Rights, Advanced Mineral Law, International Petroleum Transactions, and an Energy Law Seminar that focuses on environmental issues relating to the oil and gas industry. Before joining LSU Law School, he was member of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann in New Orleans, where he practiced law for 16 years. He is a member of the Board of Editors for the Oil & Gas Reporter and Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section. Before attending law school, he earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from LSU and worked for eight years as a chemical engineer.
What standards should be used for college admissions?
This fall, LSU instituted a “holistic admissions” process for incoming students which relies more on essays and recommendations than on College Board test scores and grade point averages. Proponents of the move say it’s a better way to identify strong students while opening up opportunities for families not financially able to afford prep classes for standardized exams. Opponents say the move will increase student attrition and could endanger LSU’s flagship status. Examine the new standards from several different perspectives.
Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “An Eye on Admissions” Wednesday, November 21 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.
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