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
Judge to Unhappy Law School Grads: Tough Luck
A judge yesterday dismissed a lawsuit brought by unhappy New York Law School grads.   (Shutterstock)

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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