Law Schools Sued Over Inflated Employment Data

Law360, New York (August 10, 2011, 4:06 PM EDT) -- New York Law School and Michigan-based Thomas M. Cooley Law School were hit with putative class actions Wednesday by former pupils accusing the academies of fraudulently inflating employment and salary statistics in order to recruit students.

The complaint against NYLS was filed in New York Supreme Court by three former and current students, and a separate complaint was lodged against Cooley in Michigan federal court.

Both suits allege that the schools reported post-graduate employment rates of 75 to 90 percent while obscuring the fact that the...
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