Mid-day Extra: Laws schools sued over job placement numbers

Students study legal texts in the law faculty library at Humboldt University prior to the beginning of the winter semester on October 11, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.

So we heard a few days ago about the news that Claremont McKenna College in southern California said it inflated admissions scores to encourage better students to apply

Well now, a bunch of law schools are being sued for falsifying employments rates for graduates.

The law schools allegedly misrepresented the percentage of students who get jobs after graduation in order to attract more students.

Here to talk with us in today's Mid-day Extra is Amy Scott from the Marketplace Education desk at WYPR in Baltimore.

She says that while many college students face hardships when it comes to post-graduate job placement, law school grads face much higher debt than a lot of others.

And while it may not be entirely the fault of the school that grads can't find their dream job, similar lawsuits are likely to keep coming.

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