Law school dean mistakenly emails students confidential bar exam results

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It was an innocent mistake.

The dean of South Carolina’s largest law school inadvertently sent an email to students containing the names of those who failed the bar exam.

William Hubbard, dean of University of South Carolina School of Law, committed the gaffe by forwarding an official email to students who took the exam that said 82 percent of the class passed.

But unbeknownst to Hubbard, the email contained attachments with the confidential scores of every student.

“It was totally an accident, an accident I deeply regret,” Hubbard told The State newspaper.

“I’ve sent a personal email to every one of those students, and I’ve had an email dialogue with some of them and some phone conversations and plan to make myself available to any student who wants to meet.”

Bar exams results, along with names of law students who fail, are supposed to remain private.