Thomas Jefferson School of Law, based in San Diego, was the first to face a lawsuit alleging that it misled students by advertising that a high percentage of its graduates landed jobs, without saying which of those jobs required a law degree or were full time.
Now, a former career-services employee at Thomas Jefferson says the school didn’t just mislead; it outright lied about how many of its graduates were employed.
Karen Grant, who was assistant director of career services from 2006 to 2007, said she was told to mark certain graduates as employed, even if they no longer had jobs. Her allegations, which the school denied, came in a sworn declaration filed late last week in the lawsuit against Thomas Jefferson.
The lawsuit, filed last year, is one of more than a dozen that accuse law schools of luring in prospective students by embellishing figures that speak to their ability to place graduates in jobs. The figures have taken on new importance as recent law graduates scramble to find jobs in the worst market in 20 years…
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