Law school defeats fraud suit by graduates

, The National Law Journal

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A federal judge in Michigan on July 20 dismissed a suit against the Thomas M. Cooley Law School the attorneys brought on behalf of 12 graduates who claimed that the school misrepresented its employment statistics to lure students.

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  • THE KAT

    The bell has been rung, Pre law majors will look for this factor (employment stats) before applying, Merits need to be litigated re this import issue or have the ABA and others like them to join the fight.

  • Phillip

    Today way too much of higher education is a huge multi-billion dollar for profit industry. And fraud and unfair business practices do in fact exist in this industry is a simple fact. It needs to be cleaned up. Government backed student loans are fueling this fire. I am not familiar with this case in specific but there seems to be a general systemic abuse through out the industry of for profit higher education. Education loan debt has now surpassed credit card debt in the United States. That would indicate the depth and scope of this problem.

  • Phillip

    Today way too much of higher education is a huge multi-billion dollar for profit industry. And fraud and unfair business practices do in fact exist in this industry is a simple fact. It needs to be cleaned up. Government backed student loans are fueling this fire. I am not familiar with this case in specific but there seems to be a general systemic abuse through out the industry of for profit higher education. Education loan debt has now surpassed credit card debt in the United States. That would indicate the depth and scope of this problem.

  • Phillip

    Today way too much of higher education is a huge multi-billion dollar for profit industry. And fraud and unfair business practices do in fact exist in this industry is a simple fact. It needs to be cleaned up. Government backed student loans are fueling this fire. I am not familiar with this case in specific but there seems to be a general systemic abuse through out the industry of for profit higher education. Education loan debt has now surpassed credit card debt in the United States. That would indicate the depth and scope of this problem.

  • Publicus

    The sense of entitlement is astonishing. "Move some money to the people who have mortgaged their future on these degrees." Really?!? Ignoring information that has been available for going on two decades these self-absorbed whiners expect to be paid for a bad career choice? If they REALLY want to practice law, they can hang out their shingles like innumerable thousands have before them. The issue here is they didn't get a six figure starting salary at some silk stocking law firm. Poor babies.

  • Lulaine

    It seems that even though the plaintiffs are taking a lot of hits when it comes to this issue, the fight will continue. There is even more awareness about this issue concerning law schools and that matters and helps future plaintiffs who pursue these lawsuits. The same problem the plaintiffs have against law schools are some of the same problems people have with for profit schools. This is going to be a long fight. http://www.legalfunding.com/

  • law school death watch

    google "law school death watch" to find out which law schools may soon be closing due to lack of students.

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