Former Law School Employee Admits Inflating Job Stats

A former assistant career services director at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, Calif., has admitted to inflating the school's 2006 graduate employment data to include unemployed graduates who had been employed at any time since graduation. The ABA Journal also reports that the employee states she was pressured into padding the numbers by her supervisor, the director of career services. The admission was contained in a sworn statement taken in connection with a class action lawsuit against the school by graduates who contend that misleading job statistics were used to lure them into attending the school.