Judge to Unhappy Law School Grads: Tough Luck
Lawsuit from New York Law School alums dismissed
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2012 8:49 AM CDT
A judge yesterday dismissed a lawsuit brought by unhappy New York Law School grads.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Judge Melvin L. Schweitzer yesterday tossed out a lawsuit brought by nine law school grads unhappy with their job prospects, citing his opinion that "not every ailment afflicting society may be redressed by a lawsuit." The New York Supreme Court judge, while sympathetic to the New York Law School alums, said the case was basically an example of caveat emptor—"let the buyer beware," the New York Times reports, adding that the decision could be bad news for similar cases across the nation.

Schweitzer added that college grads considering law school are "sophisticated" enough to look at all the data before making a decision. (And many, apparently, are deciding not to apply.)

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Mar 24, 2012 8:00 AM CDT
Thank you Judge Schweitzer
Mar 24, 2012 4:46 AM CDT
BWAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA....would they like cheeeeeese with their whine. a quote attributed to John Wayne (not proven) "Life is tough. It's even tougher if you're stupid" Best way to get a job ya LOSERS..is to GTFO of New York. Find a place with less lawyer density...duhhhhh
Mar 23, 2012 4:57 PM CDT
Maybe these students should have looked at what the cost of their education would be, the prospects of a job and what it would reasonably pay, especially on the low end. If you can't figure out that the law degree and a high debt from the education isn't going to cut it then you have no business being a lawyer.