Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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In one published opinion and two unpublished orders — each written by Justice Mary K. Rochford, each addressing one school — the panel found the former students did not show how the data was deceptive or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.)