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Law School Grads Sue Over Lack of Jobs

What do brand new lawyers do when they can’t get that six figure job they say they were promised?  They sue the law school, of course.

Graduates of New York Law School have filed a class-action lawsuit against their alma mater, claiming they were duped into enrolling with false promises of high-paying legal jobs.

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In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Alexandra Gomez-Jimenez, Scott Tiedke and Katherine Cooper say they were victims of a “systemic, ongoing fraud that is ubiquitous in the legal-education industry and threatens to leave a generation of law students in dire financial straits.”

The suit says the school duped students by claiming “the overwhelming majority of its students — 90-95 percent — secure employment within nine months of graduation.”

The “reality of the situation,” the suit says, is “that these seemingly robust numbers include any type of employment, including jobs that have absolutely nothing to do with the legal industry, do not require a JD degree or are temporary or part-time in nature.”

The school’s dean, Richard Matasar, said, “These claims are without merit, and we will vigorously defend against them in court.”

via Graduates sue New York Law School over allegedly false job promises –

There’s some irony in this.  Lawyers are suing the school that taught them how to file lawsuits.

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