Twenty Additional Law Schools Accused Of Cheating On Employment Figures

New York lawyer David Anziska has been one of the attorneys pushing litigation against law schools over inflated or erroneous employment figures. He has now released a list of 20 law schools accused of fudging the books. Two top 50 schools — Pepperdine and American University — are listed. No evidence for the inclusion on the list has been given and these schools have not had the opportunity to respond. Some of the schools have been previously accused of such fudging of data in the now hyper-competitive annual rankings.

It is not a good listing for religiously-affiliated schools, particularly Catholic-based schools: Catholic University; Chapman University School of Law; Loyola Marymount University Law School; Loyola University Chicago School of Law; St. Louis University School of Law; St. John’s University, University of St. Thomas School of Law; and Valparaiso University School of Law. That is forty percent of the targeted schools.

Here is the full list:
American University Washington College of Law
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law
Chapman University School of Law
Loyola Marymount University Law School
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
New England School of Law
Pace University School of Law
Pepperdine University School of Law
Roger Williams University School of Law
St. Louis University School of Law
St. John’s University School of Law
Seattle University School of Law
Stetson University College of Law
Syracuse University College of Law
University of Miami School of Law
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Valparaiso University School of Law
Western New England University School of Law
Whittier Law School.

Source: Inside Education as first seen on ABA Journal

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  3. I think this is only the tip of the iceberg. I’m an attorney with a federal agency in D.C. and during the past twelve months, I’ve had at least 14 schools contact me offering their students as “fellows.” The pitch is that we’ll get this bright, capable, student for 1-2 years after they graduate, at no cost, because the school will pay them “as a fellow.” The student is then counted as “employed” by the school. It’s a shell game and a total joke. And trust me when I tell you that there is not one school in the DC area that hasn’t called my office with that kind of offer.

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