Judge Allows Law School Alumni Suit Over Job Stats

San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel M. Pressman -- in what is being called the "first time that a court has held that misrepresentations regarding law school employment data are a violation of the law" -- ruled that four graduates of Thomas Jefferson School of Law have standing to bring suit against the school for using misleading post-graduate job statistics. "Consumers' rights to make informed, educated decisions when determining an education investment depends upon transparency and accurate information. To the extent that misrepresentations are made, consumers are injured by enrolling in an institution that is not what it purported to be," Pressman said.