Spotlight for Career Services Professionals, March 14, 2012
Graduates acting in small, representative groups have filed lawsuits against 15 law schools across the country, alleging the schools manipulated their graduates’ employment data to make them more attractive to applicants.
The class-action lawsuits have been filed by several law firms and can be found at www.anziskalaw.com/Filed_Complaints.html. David Anziska, a New York-based lawyer who helped coordinate the lawsuits, told the National Law Journal that the group plans to file similar lawsuits against 20 to 25 law schools “every few months.”
The suit claims that that the law schools reported post-graduate employment rates that were inflated because they included graduates with part-time and temporary jobs, and jobs that have nothing to do with the legal field.
The schools argue that they followed the reporting requirements established by the American Bar Association.