Sens. Call For DOE Probe Of Law School Jobs Data

Law360, New York (October 14, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT) -- Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., asked the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General on Friday to begin an examination of American law schools, seeking information about the accuracy and transparency of the schools' reported postgraduate employment data.

The lawmakers cited recent lawsuits and media reports highlighting the growing debt and diminished job prospects faced by recent law school grads, and said in a letter to DOE Inspector General Kathleen Tighe that a DOE probe could give Congress useful ammunition as...
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