Law Schools Are Now Officially Banned From Misleading Would-Be Students About Job Stats

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Law schools will now have to pay extra attention to the job statistics they publish if they want to avoid penalties.The American Bar Association is now requiring law schools to publish only “complete, accurate and not misleading” consumer information, the ABA Journal reported Monday.

Law schools will have to disclose the number of students who drop out and employment outcomes for those who actually graduate.

The changes come after Cooley Law School and New York Law School were hit with lawsuits in 2011 claiming the schools’ graduate employment stats were fraudulent.

A Michigan judge ultimately dismissed the Cooley lawsuit in July.

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