Thanks to Student Outreach Committee Co-Chair Liza Sohn we have photos from the Chris Chan Exam Writing Workshop that took place on Friday, Nov. 4, at New York Law School. Approximately 50 law students from Brooklyn, Cardozo, New York Law School, NYU and Touro, attended. Also present from AABANY were Ben Chan, co-chair of the Student Outreach Committee, Richard Tsai, co-chair of the Government and Public Sector Committee, Francis Chin, AABANY Director, and Sam Yee. Richard, who is also court attorney to the Hon. Michael Stallman, provided some great tips and pointers to round out Chris Chan’s presentation.
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?