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20 more law schools to be sued for misleading jobs data

Announcement comes just one month after 12 schools were sued

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.

Ashley Post

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