Paul L. Caron

Friday, October 25, 2013

Judge Rejects Class Certification in Job Stats Lawsuit Against Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson LogoNational Law Journal, Class Rejected in Trailblazing Suit Against Law School:

Alaburda v. Thomas Jefferson School of Law was the class action that spawned a wave of suits brought by alumni claiming their law schools duped them with misleading post-graduate employment statistics.

But the case, filed in 2011 by 2008 graduate Anna Alaburda, was dealt a major blow this week when a San Diego County Superior Court judge denied class certification.

The four plaintiffs had sought to certify a class of all Thomas Jefferson law graduates from 2006 to 2013 who live in California and consulted U.S. News & World Report’s law school rankings when deciding where to enroll.

But Judge Joel Pressman ruled that there was no objective and reliable way to determine who turned to U.S. News. "In this case, determining membership rests exclusively on self-authentication, which seems in this case to be unreliable," he wrote in his opinion on Monday.

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"self-authentication, which seems in this case to be unreliable"

But not nearly as unreliable as the self-audited placement statistics invented by the schools.

Disgusting result - typical of anything today having to do with law schools.

Posted by: cas127 | Oct 27, 2013 11:43:15 PM