Law School Graduate Sues Alma Mater

Anna Alaburda, a member of the 2007 graduating class of Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, is still underemployed and is blaming the school in the form of a lawsuit. Citing false claims of employment rates for graduates, Ms. Alaburda says she would not have applied to or attended the school if she had known the truth about her chances of getting a job. The American Bar Association is aware of many similar legal cases, almost all of which have been dismissed, but it is improving its accuracy in reporting employment numbers when ranking law schools. Judge Joel M. Patterson, unlike almost all other judges sitting before such suits, has allowed the matter to go forward in order to decide whether the school’s employment claims caused financial harm. Attorney Rob Anctil forwards this New York Times article with more information: <