Many young adults attend college with one goal in mind. They want to graduate and find a good paying job in the field they have a degree in. This may sound easy, but lately many graduates are finding that this isn’t as easy as it seems. Most graduates are spending a lot of money on tuition, studying, working hard and then they find themselves in the unemployment line after graduation. Not really where they want to be.
Clark Moffatt is one of those graduates and he is now suing San Diego’s Thomas Jefferson School of Law for misleading him and other students with their post graduation figures. Mr. Moffatt is claiming that the school stated that approximately 90 percent of their graduates found employment, but didn’t tell them that many of those that were employed did not have jobs in the law field. Those numbers also came from a small number of the graduates. They didn’t include all of the graduates from college.
As an executive director of Law School Transparency, Kyle McEntee states “Schools are setting up a lot of people to fail.”
Law students are not the only ones who are suing their former universities. Trina Thompson from New York filed a lawsuit in 2009, because she couldn’t find employment with her bachelor of business administration degree in information technology. She wanted her tuition costs reimbursed in the amount of $72,000. The University of Minnesota had a lawsuit filed against them by 13 graduates stating that they didn’t receive teaching licenses upon graduation. There are dozens of other lawsuits out there, but none of them have been successful in court.
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