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Friday, July 27, 2012

School Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Associate General Counsel Sacramento County Office of Education Rancho Cordova, California
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Assistant General Counsel Atlanta Public Schools Atlanta, Georgia

 

July 27, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Federal Court Dismisses Fraud Case Against Cooley Law School

MacDonald, Jr. v. Thomas M. Cooley Law School, ____F.Supp.2d____(W.D. Mich. July 20, 2012), is the second case where a court has dimissed a fraud type of suit brought by former law students against a law school. The other case is  Gomez-Jimenez v. New York Law School, No. 65226/11 (NY Sup. Ct. Mar. 21, 2012), which we previously reported on. 

The claim was that the 2010 Employment Report and Salary Survey was fraudlent. In granting a motion to dismiss, the court explained:

                This Court agrees with Judge Schwietzer, a judge for the New York Supreme Court in a nearly                 identical case, for some of the reasons he discusses as to why reliance upon the two                 statistics would be unreasonable.  See Gomez-Jimenez v. New York Law Sch., Index                 No.652226/11, Seq. No. 002, Decision and Order (N.Y.S.Ct. Mar. 21, 2012) (Def.’s                 Supplemental Br. Ex. 1). This Court does not necessarily agree that college graduates The                 State of New York’s trial court. Case 1:11-cv-00831-GJQ  Doc #54 Filed 07/20/12 are                 particularly sophisticated in making career or business decisions.  Sometimes hope and                 dreams triumph over experience and common sense.  Nevertheless, it would be unreasonable                 for Plaintiffs to rely on two bare-bones statistics in deciding to attend a bottom-tier law                 school with the lowest admission standards in the country. In addition, “[i]t is widely                 accepted that American law schools,
                Cooley included, employ all sorts of legerdemain to boost employment rates in a                 contracting legal market” (Pls.’ Resp. at 5); once again, Plaintiffs state that they had other                 reasons to not rely upon the Employment Reports.  Furthermore, whether before or during                 Plaintiffs’ attendance at Cooley,it would have been unreasonable to continue to rely on the                 Employment Reports because of theeconomy’s massive downfall, which hit the legal business                 as hard as any.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

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July 23, 2012 in Law Schools, Law Schools, News, Law Students, Lawyer Employment, Lawyers, Legal News | Permalink | Comments (1)

Friday, July 20, 2012

School Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Associate General Counsel Sacramento County Office of Education Rancho Cordova, California
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Assistant General Counsel Atlanta Public Schools Atlanta, Georgia

 

July 20, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, July 13, 2012

School Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Associate General Counsel Sacramento County Office of Education Rancho Cordova, California
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Assistant General Counsel Atlanta Public Schools Atlanta, Georgia

 

July 13, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, July 6, 2012

School Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Associate General Counsel Sacramento County Office of Education Rancho Cordova, California
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Assistant General Counsel Atlanta Public Schools Atlanta, Georgia
Director, Council of Urban Boards of Education National School Boards Association Alexandria, Virginia

 

July 6, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 29, 2012

School Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Associate General Counsel Sacramento County Office of Education Rancho Cordova, California
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Assistant General Counsel Atlanta Public Schools Atlanta, Georgia
Director, Council of Urban Boards of Education National School Boards Association Alexandria, Virginia
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June 29, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 22, 2012

School Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Assistant General Counsel Atlanta Public Schools Atlanta, Georgia
Labor and Employment Consultant Oregon School Boards Association Salem, Oregon
Director, Council of Urban Boards of Education National School Boards Association Alexandria, Virgini

 

June 22, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 15, 2012

School Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Assistant General Counsel Atlanta Public Schools Atlanta, Georgia
Labor and Employment Consultant Oregon School Boards Association Salem, Oregon
Director, Council of Urban Boards of Education National School Boards Association Alexandria, Virginia

 

June 15, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 8, 2012

School Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Assistant General Counsel Atlanta Public Schools Atlanta, Georgia
Labor and Employment Consultant Oregon School Boards Association Salem, Oregon
Director, Council of Urban Boards of Education National School Boards Association Alexandria, Virginia

 

June 8, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Breaking News NALP Releases Job Stats on Class of 2011 and it's Brutal

The headline in a June 8, 2012 article published by Inside Higher Education says it all. "Brutal" Job Market For New Law Grads.  It reports on a National Association of Law Placement or NALPA study which shows that 85.6% of law school graduates are employed 9 months after graduation. But get this, only 64.4% are employed in jobs for which bar passage is required. The NALAP press release is here. A copy of NALPA's selected findings, which provides much more detail is available here. The full report will not be released until August 2012. Note, the ABA maintains a statistical data on placement stats at each law school, but the 2011 data is not yet included. 

This is disgraceful. This is coming at a time when the median law school tuition is $39,496 at private schools, $35,765 for non-residents at public schools and $19,788 for resident students at public schools, here

These students are being taught by full-time faculty who are, for the most part, incompetent to practice law. The situation is particularly accute with recent law school full time faculty hiring.  Most full-time faculty members never practiced law for any substanial period of time. They may have a post-JD degree and an appellate clerkship, but very few have practiced law or represented a client for more than 5 years. This is because law schools are concerned with academic credentials as opposed to practical experience. 

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

June 8, 2012 in Law Schools, Law Students, Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Education Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Assistant General Counsel Atlanta Public Schools Atlanta, Georgia
Labor and Employment Consultant Oregon School Boards Association Salem, Oregon
Director, Council of Urban Boards of Education National School Boards Association Alexandria, Virginia

 

June 1, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Education Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Labor and Employment Consultant Oregon School Boards Association Salem, Oregon
Director, Council of Urban Boards of Education National School Boards Association Alexandria, Virginia

 

May 18, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, May 11, 2012

School Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Legal Counsel Aurora Public Schools Aurora, Colorado
Deputy Counsel for Legal Services Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, Maryland
Attorney Oregon School Boards Association Salem, Oregon
Director, Council of Urban Boards of Education National School Boards Association Alexandria, Virginia

 

May 11, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Education Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Legal Counsel Aurora Public Schools Aurora, Colorado
Deputy Counsel for Legal Services Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, Maryland
Attorney Oregon School Boards Association Salem, Oregon
Director, Council of Urban Boards of Education National School Boards Association Alexandria, Virginia

 

May 4, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, April 27, 2012

School Law Jobs

Job Title Employer Job Location
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Legal Counsel Aurora Public Schools Aurora, Colorado
Deputy Counsel for Legal Services Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, Maryland
Attorney Oregon School Boards Association Salem, Oregon
Director, Council of Urban Boards of Education National School Boards Association Alexandria, Virginia

 

April 27, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, April 20, 2012

School Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Legal Counsel Aurora Public Schools Aurora, Colorado
Deputy Counsel for Legal Services Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, Maryland
Attorney Oregon School Boards Association Salem, Oregon
Director, Council of Urban Boards of Education National School Boards Association Alexandria, Virginia

 

April 20, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, April 13, 2012

School Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Legal Counsel Aurora Public Schools Aurora, Colorado
Deputy Counsel for Legal Services Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, Maryland
Attorney Oregon School Boards Association Salem, Oregon
Director, Council of Urban Boards of Education National School Boards Association Alexandria, Virginia

 

April 13, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, April 6, 2012

School Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Legal Counsel Aurora Public Schools Aurora, Colorado
Deputy Counsel for Legal Services Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, Maryland
Attorney Oregon School Boards Association Salem, Oregon
Director, Council of Urban Boards of Education National School Boards Association Alexandria, Virginia

 

April 6, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, March 30, 2012

School Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Legal Counsel Aurora Public Schools Aurora, Colorado
Deputy Counsel for Legal Services Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, Maryland
Attorney Oregon School Boards Association Salem, Oregon
Director, Council of Urban Boards of Education National School Boards Association Alexandria, Virginia

 

March 30, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Lawyer Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Legal Counsel Aurora Public Schools Aurora, Colorado
Deputy Counsel for Legal Services Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, Maryland
Attorney Oregon School Boards Association Salem, Oregon

 

March 23, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (1)