A lawsuit brought against the John Marshall Law School in Chicago alleging misrepresentation of graduate employment numbers was dismissed with prejudice. The lawsuit was brought by the Law Offices of John Anziska on behalf of three named plaintiffs, citing advertising materials from the school stating that within 9 months of graduation, 90 to 100 percent of its graduates had found full time employment. The complaint [pdf] goes on to assert that:
The context of these representations make it appear to the reasonable consumer…that the jobs reported are full-time, permanent positions for which a law degree is required or preferred…[and that the John Marshall Law School] grossly inflates its graduates’ reported mean salaries, by calculating them based on a small, deliberately selected subset of graduates who actually submit their salary information.
The judge in the case “found all of plaintiffs’ claims defective for want of proximate cause and speculativeness of damages,” said PRWeb.
Anziska brought many other cases against law schools based on the same claims, so it will be interesting to see if they all begin to fall like dominoes now that this case has been dismissed. I suspect that will be the case given the problems with trying to blame a law school for the fact that a person can’t find a job in a bad economy.
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