Saturday, March 17, 2012
Following up on Wednesday's post, 20 More Law Schools to be Sued Over Allegedly Fraudulent Job Placement Data: David Yellen, Dean at Loyola-Chicago, one of the targeted schools, sent this forceful email to faculty, students, and staff:
A group of lawyers has sued a number of law schools regarding allegedly misleading employment information. They recently announced that they are seeking plaintiffs among recent graduates to sue an additional 20 law schools, including us. I can assure you that any such suit against Loyola would be without merit. We take very seriously our commitment to our students, and provide only true and complete employment information. As a member of the ABA's Standards Review Committee, and chair of its subcommittee on consumer information, I have been a strong advocate of requiring schools to provide detailed employment information. Our own website goes far beyond what the ABA requires, a fact that has been noted favorably by many, including Kyle McEntee, the director of Law School Transparency.
Check out the detailed placement data on Loyola-Chicago's website, which includes several charts like these: