April 3rd, 2013
09:51 PM ET

Law grad sues school for hyping job prospects

A California law-school graduate is suing the institution that taught him how to be a lawyer. He claims the law school committed fraud by promising graduates they would be employed within nine months after graduation.

Miguel Marquez has an Out Front investigation.

Filed under: Education
soundoff (One Response)
  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Well, on this one it's probably important to make the distinction between colleges & law schools. I'm about to graduate from a public university that literally bent over backwards to get me a solid job placement starting in a couple months from now. On the other hand, I have a lot of friends that just took the NY/NJ Bar and, as stated in the piece, only about half are paired with jobs. Of those with jobs, most are working for state agencies that pay a dismal rate in comparison to the massive loans they had to take on to get their JD's.

    One extremely shady thing that a lot of law schools do is to hook up unemployed graduates with short term 6 wk jobs on campus, so that when they're asked how many grads are "employed 9-mo's after graduation," they can report +90%.

    April 3, 2013 at 11:22 pm | Reply

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.