Civil suits allege US law schools inflated graduate employment data

February 4, 2012 Twelve more law suits have been initated against US law schools, with the team of lawyers behind proposed class actions against the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law and New York Law School claiming that all the schools inflated their graduate employment data.

The team is led by New York attorneys David Anziska and Jesse Strauss and includes consumer-protection lawyers in Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, Sacramento and New Jersey. They seek class action status, monetary damages and changes in the way the law schools report and audit employment data.

The targeted schools are Albany Law School of Union University; Brooklyn Law School; California Western School of Law; Chicago-Kent College of Law; DePaul University College of Law; Florida Coastal School of Law; Golden Gate University School of Law; Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law; The John Marshall Law School; University of San Francisco School of Law; Southwestern Law School; and Widener University School of Law, with more to be announced soon.

Thus far 51 plaintiffs have joined the 12 suits, in addition to the 22 plaintiffs in pending litigation against Cooley, New York Law School and the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

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