1. Litigious

    Law Students Sue Their Schools

    Students study at the University at Buffalo Charles B. Sears Law Library in O'Brian Hall  in Amherst, N.Y., Tuesday April 22, 2008. With nearly 150,000 lawyers living and working in the state, a strong case could be made that the legal profession is well-represented in New York. Even with all those lawyers, some state officials are pushing for the creation of more New York law schools. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

    David Duprey / AP Photo

    Maybe they'll get their tuition's worth after all. Lawsuits were filed against Michigan's Thomas Cooley Law School and New York Law School. The lawsuits, which seek class-action status, allege that the schools inflated their post-graduate job prospects by advertising the percentage of graduates who get any kind of job within nine months of graduation—even jobs that don't have anything to do with the law. Meanwhile Cooley has filed a lawsuit against Kurzon Strauss. the firm representing the plaintiffs, for posting ads on Craigslist and Facebook that it says are defamatory. Kurzon Strauss says the ads were part of the firm's investigation. The plaintiffs seek "to remedy a systemic, ongoing fraud that is ubiquitous in the legal education industry and threatens to leave a generation of law students in dire financial straits," according the lawsuits.

    Read it at The Wall Street Journal