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Courts Take Dim View of Alumni’s Lawsuits Against Their Law Schools

Courts have dismissed more than a dozen lawsuits filed in recent years by law-school alumni who said their alma maters had lied to them about their job prospects, reports The Wall Street Journal. Most of the suits were filed in the aftermath of the Great Recession, which amplified the plunging demand for new lawyers over the last decade. By and large, the Journal reports, the courts have found that the defendant law schools, mostly less-well-known institutions, did not defraud the plaintiffs by deceiving them about their chances of getting well-paying jobs.

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