July 21, 2012
Suit By Graduates of Cooley Law School Dismissed.
JD Journal is reporting that the lawsuit brought by a former student against Cooley Law School was dismissed on Friday. The judge ruled that purchasing a law degree did not fall within the purview of the Michigan Consumer Protection Act. Rather, investing in a law school career is a business decision. The fact that plaintiffs were motivated to get legal jobs after graduation reinforced the characterization of law school as a business choice. As for the job statistics reported by Cooley, the judge said they were literally true and it was unreasonable for the plaintiffs to rely on them to the extent that they did. Cue the appeals. [MG]