Plaintiffs' firms target another 20 law schools, alleging fraud

, The National Law Journal


The plaintiffs' attorneys who have already launched class actions targeting 14 law schools announced on March 14 that they aim to sue an additional 20 schools in 10 states by Memorial Day.

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  • Compose

    So if these young lawyers had done (well before they happened to be law school graduates) what anyone should expect of a licensed lawyer they would have determined that these law schools were posting fraudulent numbers and avoided the expense of said schools? And as they failed to take these completely reasonable steps that a licensed lawyer would take, reliance on those fraudulent numbers is the fault of the student. I like where your head is good sir...another open and shut case of unjustified self-entitlement. (Feel free to substitute all instances of

  • Mark Davis MD

    Law schools have inflated statistics concerning their graduate placements for years. In Demons of Democracy we discuss this very subject in the context of attracting new blood to these schools. Why should the public be surprised that law schools misrepresent facts, figures and outcomes about itself!? These are the basic elements they teach their students. Each year herds of social science majors apply to these postgrad domains because their college degrees were deadends for work opportunities. Little did they suspect that the JD offers minimal chance to find work. You have been reading the wrong books, read Demons of Democracy by Mark Davis and find out how you have been screwed by those in your own profession.

  • Publicus

    At the end of the day these lawsuits are nothing more than extended temper tantrums by graduates of mostly Tier III and Tier IV law schools who are unable to get the six-figure associate positions they think they are entitled to. This is a sense of self-entitlement on steroids. Had these young lawyers done their research - as would be expected of a licensed attorney - they would have easily discovered that the current pursuit of a law degree is not cost effective given the cost of the degree and the collapsed legal hiring market. That information has been out there for close to two decades - the recession merely made it worse. Now, they want a

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