Last month, a group of recent law school graduates sued a dozen law schools for misleading students about job opportunities. Yesterday, the group’s lawyers followed through on their promise to target more schools, announcing that they plan to sue an additional 20 schools.
The new schools to come under fire include:
American University Washington College of Law
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Chapman University School of Law
Columbus School of Law—The Catholic University of America
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
Seattle University School of Law
St. John’s University School of Law
St. Louis 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
Two of the targeted schools—American and Pepperdine—are among the top 50 law schools in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best Law Schools ranking, which the magazine released on Tuesday. The schools tied for the No. 49 spot on the list.
Four of the schools being targeted—Cooley Law, Florida Coastal, New York Law School and Thomas Jefferson School of Law—have reportedly filed motions to dismiss the class action lawsuits. The students’ lawyers told Above the Law that Thomas Jefferson’s motion has been denied.