Widener lawsuit raises questions over employment stats

A group of Widener University Delaware Law School alumni are suing the school after they say they were mislead on the job prospects for law-school graduates.

Kyle McEntee, Executive Director of the website Law School Transparency, says the lawsuit raises questions about how universities represent employment numbers for graduates.

"The people who are suing their law schools around the country, they were applying to schools in 2004, 2005, ...This is because they were applying before it was common knowledge that law schools were using deceptive techniques to entice prospective students to attend," McEntee says.

McEntee says schools need to do a better job spelling out the career path many law school grads have in addition to their aspirations in the legal field.

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