Do not pass go. Do not collect a refund on your tuition.
My favorite part:
In support of the Opposition, TJSL has presented 111 declarations of graduates. The declarations indicate differences in what factors influenced the graduates to attend TJSL and differing weights to those various factors. Declarants included 42 different factors and less than 15% of the declarants identified employment statistics as important.The thing you litigious idiots ignored is that law school is a breeding ground for sycophants and people who simply can't recover from Stockholm Syndrome.
Only 15% of applicants relied on employment information. Keep saying that enough times and maybe it will become plausible.
This is sort-of like back when TJLS got sued and had the the alumni defending its sacred honor. Clearly, this was not authored by an attorney or school representative:
Thomas Jefferson School of Law complied with industry standards when reporting job placement data.Spontaneous alumni love letter, indeed.
As even the trial court noted, the original plaintiff in the case was offered full time employment, as an attorney, within nine months of graduating from TJSL.
At its core, this case is really an attack on the method of reporting statistics in use at the time by the American Bar Association (ABA) and U.S. News & World Report – not on the unique actions by Thomas Jefferson School of Law, which provided the specific data requested and in the specific format requested of every ABA law school in the nation.
That piece of impeccable PR work was signed by twenty-six extremely accomplished attorneys and judges, which is a very, very high proportion of their graduate pool. It's heart-warming that their ranks swelled to over a hundred when it came time to defend their beloved in an actual court.
I used to shake my fist at the judge for letting this claim go past the pleading stage. Now I see the subtle grace of his move. Unlike his counterparts in Chicago and New York, who snuffed the little flies mercilessly with First-Class Legal Logic, the judge in California gave the plaintiffs a glimmer of hope and a year of thinking this was for real...
...and then he snatched it away. NO SUIT FOR YOU!
Good one, judge.