Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Christopher Polchin (J.D. 2013, Penn State), Comment, Raising The “Bar” on Law School Data Reporting: Solutions to the Transparency Problem, 117 Penn St. L. Rev. 201 (2012):
The difficult legal job market has brought attention to the reporting practices of law schools regarding their graduates’ employment data. Allegations have emerged that this employment data is highly misleading. This Comment outlines the nature of the law school reporting problem and the competitive environment that gave rise to it. In addition, this Comment examines possible solutions to the data problem, particularly the availability of civil remedies in tort for aggrieved students. Finally, this Comment addresses multiple alternatives that would provide increased clarity in law schools’ employment data.