Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Three Chicago Law Schools Prevail in Fraud Lawsuits Brought by Alumni Over Placement Data

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Law Schools Prevail in Suit Over Job Stats:

Disgruntled alumni from three local law schools cannot claim their schools deceived them in marketing materials containing high employment and salary statistics, the 1st District Appellate Court ruled today in a trio of orders.

For several years, The John Marshall Law School, DePaul University College of Law and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law each published post-graduation employment rates for their classes above 90 percent.

But that rate included graduates holding a job, not necessarily one requiring the time and expense of earning a law degree.

In one published opinion and two unpublished orders — each written by Justice Mary K. Rochford, each addressing one school — the panel found the former students did not show how the data was deceptive or how the data was the cause of any injuries.

(Hat Tip: Brian Leiter.)

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