8 Years After Graduating & No Job, Graduate Lawyer Sues Her Law School

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Graduate lawyer sues her law school – 8 years after graduating and unable to find a job, Anna Alaburda has filed a lawsuit against the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Graduate lawyer sues her law school
Graduate lawyer sues her law school: Anna Alaburda (Photo credit: New York Times)

According to the New York Times, 37-year Alaburda is accusing the school of using inflated post-graduation employment figures and salaries to defraud applicants.

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Alaburda had graduated top of her class in 2008, but had struggled to find a good job despite applying to over 150 firms.

It will be the first time such a case would be going to trial, with such cases having been thrown out in the past on the basis that the students knew what they were getting into.

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“It has taken five years,” Alaburda’s lawyer, Brian A. Procel said. “But this will be the first time a law school will be on trial to defend its public employment figures.”

The school has fought back against the suit, with dean Thomas Guernsey telling Business Insider: “We have a strong track record of producing successful graduates, with 7,000 alumni working nationally and internationally.”




Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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