In what must count somewhere toward credit, law students have sued American Justice School of Law in Paducah, Ky, for $120 million in a class action lawsuit.
The students alleged mismanagement, conspiracy, fraud, and racketeering by the administrators. It is difficult to maintain such lawsuits, however. Students are not like shareholders in a corporation. They are closer to customers who do not like the direction of a company or quality of its products. The courts tend to treat such quality issues are matters left to the marketplace. It is exceptionally rare to grant, as sought here, injunctive relief over the operations of a school.
With many new schools popping up on the Internet and night program markets, people are left with the classic caveat emptor warning: buyer beware.