If you graduate from law school but struggle to get a job, whose fault is it? According to a New York City law firm, it could be your school’s fault.
Kurzon Strauss LLP has filed class action lawsuits against New York Law School and Thomas M. Cooley Law School for exaggerating postgraduate employment and salary rates in order to recruit students. Seven former students who graduated from either NYLS or Thomas Cooley are behind the suit.
“We are bringing these suits because thousands of young lawyers, like the plaintiffs, struggle to purchase a home, raise a family and make investments because they leveraged their future to a law school based on inaccurate information,” said Jesse Strauss, a Kurzon Strauss partner. “It is time for the legal academy to own up to this problem.”
It’s no secret that the job market is bleak, no matter the degree you hold. However, these lawsuits say the schools actually reported inaccurate data about their students’ employment prospects by classifying graduates as “full-time” when in fact they only had part-time or temporary positions.