Two law schools off the hook in consumer fraud litigation

November 14, 2012 The effort to litigate against law schools for publishing false information about employment statistics has suffered another blow, as a Chicago judge dismissed two lawsuits.

The two matters accused John Marshall Law School and Chicago-Kent College of Law of inflating graduate employment figures, to the detriment of students that relied on the data when deciding to assume significant student loans.

Cook County Circuit Judge Mary Mikva agreed with the reasoning in a similar case decided last September, which held that the law school was not responsible for the fact that graduates entered the workforce during “the height of a tumultuous and deep recession that seriously affected employment in the legal profession.”

While five of these cases against law schools have now been dismissed, more than a dozen are still on foot, with three in California having survived initial legal hurdles.

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