Sunday, February 24, 2013
Following up on my previous post, Subjecting Law School Officials to Professional Discipline for Deceitful Marketing to Prospective Students (Dec. 26, 2012):
Ben Trachtenberg, an associate professor at University of Missouri School of Law who has written about law schools misrepresenting incoming student GPAs, LSAT scores and graduate employment data [Law School Marketing and Legal Ethics, 92 Neb. L. Rev. ___ (2013)], says he may file legal ethics complaints with state bars against those who allegedly published the bogus data.
"Almost every day when I get up, I have to wonder is today the day I'm going to break down and file a complaint" with state bar ethics panels, he tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia. Trachtenberg would prefer ethics charges be filed by the schools that employed those who published the bogus data. "It's getting to be a little nuts that the folks who really know what's going on aren't doing anything about it," he says. He may file charges, if no one else has, once his article in the June 2013 issue of the Nebraska Law Review is published, he says.