Law schools class action against NY Law School is dismissed

The class action against New York Law School for allegedly providing deceptive post-graduate employment data has been dismissed. Plaintiffs’ attorneys Jesse Strauss and David Anzisk initiated proceedings against around a dozen law schools with 20 more in the works, but this ruling doesn’t bode well for their prospects. Judge Melvin Schweitzer said, in his conclusion: ‘ In this court’s view, the issues posed by this case exemplify the adage that not every ailment afflicting society may be redressed by a lawsuit.’ The judgment opines that prospective college students are capable of acting as reasonable consumers, sifting through data and weighing their options in full knowledge that ‘a goodly number of law school graduates toil (perhaps part-time) in drudgery and have less than hugely successful careers’. Meanwhile, far from taking the lawsuits as a sign that there is a problem with the way that law schools present their data, the ABA has stripped back reporting requirements, cutting the obligation to report salary data and the legal employment rate.

Law schools class action against NY Law School is dismissed Fri, Mar 23, 2012