12/25/2010 02:21 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Testing Equality Among Schools: One Student's Learning Aid Is Another's Way To Cheat

My daughter is with us for the holidays, having survived her first barrage of law school exams in California. The exams were longer and more difficult than anything I ever had as a graduate student in Chinese studies. But her professors allowed students to have notes with them. This got my attention because her boyfriend at a neighboring law school was forbidden to have notes in two of his exams.