Law Students

Former Thomas Jefferson School of Law Employee Alleges False Data Reporting
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

 

A former career-services employee from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Karen Grant, said that the school lied about the number of graduates who were employed after leaving school. The law school, based in San Diego, was sued for misleading students by advertising that a large percentage of its graduates were employed. Those ads did not describe if the jobs were full-time or if they required a degree in law.

  
What
Where


Grant worked as the assistant director of career services from 2006 to 2007. Grant claims that she was ordered to mark certain graduates of the law school as employed even if they did not have a job. The claims made by Grant were denied by the school. She filed a sworn declaration last week against the school.

Rudy Hasl, the dean of the law school, claims that the school offered accurate data about employment for its graduates. Hasl also said that “no employee was every directed to falsify information.” The law school also said that it did not mislead students and said that it has always followed reporting requirements.

According to the declaration, Grant said that she “routinely recorded currently unemployed students as ‘employed’ if they had been employed any time since graduation.” The sworn statement also said that when Grant discussed her concern about it, she was told that “everyone does it.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




It is not known why Grant left the school and her supervisor is also no longer employed with Thomas Jefferson. The school plans to file a response to the allegations as early as this week.

Update: A few excerpts of the school’s response, filed October 25th, are below (See the full response at the school’s website here – http://www.tjsl.edu/news-media/2012/7835):



Recent media accounts have drawn attention to a declaration filed last week in the litigation. In the declaration, an ex-employee of TJSL claims that six (6) years ago her former supervisor (who departed TJSL in 2007) instructed her to classify graduates as “employed” in reports to the National Association of Law Placement in cases where those students were employed at some point post-graduation, but were not employed on a specific reporting date. She does not specify how often this change in employment actually occurred.

Claims of false reporting are serious and we take them seriously. TJSL policy has always been to report accurate employment data, and the declaration is the first time the declarant, or anyone else, has made such an assertion.

In sum, as we have consistently stated, we do not believe that there is any legitimate basis for this lawsuit. Accordingly, we will continue to vigorously defend TJSL against these meritless claims.



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-SC-Columbia

Columbia office is seeking a commercial litigation attorney with 2-4 years of experience.

Apply Now

Attorney with 3-7 years of commercial/complex litigation experience

USA-CA-Cerritos

Cerritos office of our client seeks attorney with 3-7 years of commercial and complex litigation exp...

Apply Now

Insurance Coverage Associate Attorney

USA-IL-Chicago

Chicago office of our client seeks associate attorney with insurance coverage experience. The candid...

Apply Now

Patent Agent with 1 year of electrical engineering experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks entry level patent agent with 1 year of experience. The can...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Corporate / Commercial Attorney | Lebanon, NH

USA-NH-Lebanon

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC seeks an experienced corporate / commercial attorney to join its Lebanon o...

Apply now

Executive Assistant / Office Administrator

USA-TX-Rosenberg

If you have administrative support experience in the legal industry, or even paralegal expertise,...

Apply now

Associate - Mid-Level - GL Group

USA-NY-Valhalla

Defense firm seeking mid-level associate for Westchester office to fill General Liability position. ...

Apply now

Mortgage Compliance Analyst

USA-MN-Minnetonka

Job Description: Rubicon Mortgage Advisors LLC, a locally-owned, boutique mortgage lender is seeki...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top