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Law Grads Win 'Historic' Court Date Against School

Students accuse California school of fraud over employment stats

(Newser) - Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego is often listed pretty far down the national rankings, with relatively low LSAT scores and a 46% bar passage rate, reports the Daily Caller . And the post-graduation employment rate may be even lower than the 60% the school advertises, which prompted 2008... More »

Drunken Student Drowns Fêting Month of Sobriety

Niall Pawsey stripped down and jumped in River Thames

(Newser) - A law student drowned in the River Thames after getting drunk to celebrate a month of sobriety, a London inquest found this week. Niall Pawsey, 20, drank more than four times the legal driving limit after winning a bet to go 28 days without alcohol. Kicked out of a pub... More »

Kids, Law School May Be a 'Ruinous' Investment

Don't go just to wait out the job market: Elie Mystal

(Newser) - The lousy economy has lots of new college grads moving back in with the folks and heading to law school to wait out the job market. Very bad idea, writes Elie Mystal at the AbovetheLaw blog . "You know what’s worse than walking around with a bunch of college... More »

Law Student Asks School to Refund Tuition

Boston College third-year cites bleak job market, offers to drop out

(Newser) - A law student at Boston College has taken a look at the job market (and student loans) that await him—and would like a full tuition refund, please. In an open letter to the dean that ran in the EagleiOnline school paper, the anonymous third-year student offers to drop out... More »

Lawyers Mad at Law Schools Over Lack of Jobs

Yet applications for fall rose 2.2%

(Newser) - As with most other professions, recent law school grads have met with a harsh employment market ... and some of them are mad at law schools for "misrepresenting" the wealth-producing, exciting, and glamorous careers they were expecting and don't have. The woman behind has gone on a hunger... More »

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