Law Students Sue Schools For Lying About Job Prospects
1 year ago
Can't find a job? Sue your alma mater
Students from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and New York Law School are suing their alma maters for misleading them about job prospects after graduation. Cooley is getting hit for $200 Million while NYLS is getting slapped with $250 Million.
The former law students claim that both schools skewered their post-graduation employment information to make it look like people who earned their degrees there were landing great jobs and living the life. When in actuality, the percentages included people who may have gotten jobs, but ones that had nothing to do with the legal industry (i.e. greeter at Wal Mart). They also claim that the schools only reported favorable salaries from former students who volunteered the information.
Representatives from both institutions scoff at the allegations and vow to fight them in court.
"These are nothing other than attempts to bring public attention to this issue and it certainly doesn't seem like the right way to go about it," said Jim Thelen, Cooley's general counsel to the Wall Street Journal.
Suing your school for fraud because you can't find a job? Sounds like someone was paying attention in class.