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Four graduates of Thomas M. Cooley Law School, unable to find steady work in one of the most difficult legal job markets in decades, are suing their alma mater.

The lawsuit, which is seeking class-action status, claims that Cooley blatantly misrepresented and manipulated its post-graduation employment and salary statistics in order to attract students. [....]


With fewer jobs available at high-paying law firms, 2010 law school graduates saw their median starting salaries fall by 13 percent from 2009, according to data from the National Association for Law Placement.

NALP’s research also reveals that aggregate starting private practice salaries fell a whopping 20 percent for the class. [...]

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"In 2010, there were more than twice as many people—about 54,000—who passed the bar exam than there were legal job openings in the U.S., according to an analysis by consultants at Economic Modeling Specialists Inc." [....]
"Only about one-quarter of last year's graduating law-school classes—down from 33% in 2009—snagged positions with big law firms."

SAN DIEGO CBS 8 - A former local law student is suing her alma mater for $50 million, after she couldn't find a job.

The student, San Diegan Anna Alaburda, graduated with honors from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and passed the bar on her first try. She claims she has been unable to find full-time work as an attorney for the past three years. [continued ....]


I took July, 2009 Bar Exam in Michigan.  I mailed complete application on May 13.

I know the results of the exam don't come back until November, but I haven't heard
anything about the Character & Fitness part, either.

Should I have heard something by now?


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