More than 40 law students and lawyers attended the Fall Networking Event at Slate on Thursday, October 20. Students from Rutgers, Brooklyn, Columbia, New York Law School, and Cardozo were there, along with a mix of lawyers in private practice and the public sector. Thanks to Irene Tan and Jonathan Li for putting it together! And thanks to Liza Sohn, Student Outreach Committee Co-Chair for the wonderful photos.
Grads Sue New York Law School and Cooley Law, Saying They Inflated Job and Salary Stats – News – ABA Journal
The ABA Journal, Aug. 10, reports:
Graduates of New York Law School and Cooley Law School, respectively, filed lawsuits against their alma maters claiming that the schools were deceitful in the reporting of their graduate employment statistics. Plaintiffs in both the suit against Cooley (PDF) and the suit against New York Law School (PDF) are represented by the New York City-based Kurzon Strauss law firm. Cooley filed a lawsuit (PDF) against Kurzon Strauss last month in response to solicitations the firms posted on Craigslist and JD Underground that included a draft of a purported class action complaint contending that Cooley incorrectly reported its graduates’ job placements. David Anziska told the ABA Journal at the time that the firm intended to countersue Cooley as well as the school’s lawyers at Miller Canfield. Cooley filed a separate lawsuit (PDF)…
The full text of the article appears in the link in the title.
Do these lawsuits have any merit? Even so, should a court of law be the place to bring about change in the way law schools disclose post-graduation employment statistics and other information? Thoughts? Comments?