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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Another Case Alleging Law School Committed Fraud In Disclosing Employment Data of Graduates Dismissed

Austin v. Albany Law School, ___Misc. 3d___(Albany Co. Jan. 2, 2013). 

January 5, 2013 in Law Schools | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Court Upholds Suspension of Student From Columbia University For Cheating

It is virtually impossible to sucessfully challenge an academic dismissal for cheating. Choi v. Columbia University, ____Misc. 3d____(N.Y. Co. Dec. 5, 2012), is a typical decision upholding the dismissal. 

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

January 3, 2013 in Education Law | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Complaint Against Thomas Jefferson Law School Alleging Fraud Survives Motion To Dismiss

A series of cases have recently been filed alleging that law schools have mislead student applicants. Most of these cases have been dismissed, but now comes word via an article in the National Law Journal, that one has survived a motion to dismiss, here. As the article states:

The fraud lawsuit against the Thomas Jefferson School of Law lives on. 

A San Diego judge declined to dismiss the case — the first in a wave of suits brought by recent law graduates who claim their alma maters misled them with overly rosy assurances about their postgraduate job prospects. 

Those suits have not fared well in court; five have been dismissed since March. However, as of the ruling in San Diego, three cases against California law schools have survived motions to dismiss. 

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

January 2, 2013 in Law Schools | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, December 31, 2012

Calif and IL Enact Legislation Prohibiting Employer's From Requiring Passwords

Well, it is a New Year. As a result, several new laws will become effective. Among the most interesting employment laws are from CA and IL which both enacted legislation banning employers from requiring that employees disclose their passwords. A Reuters Story discussing new legislation is available here.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

December 31, 2012 in Employment Law, Law Review Ideas | Permalink | Comments (0)