Law.com: Law schools on the whole have not done a great job of providing comprehensive job placement data for the class of 2010, Law School Transparency reported on Jan. 17.
The group looked at the Web sites of 197 American Bar Association-accredited law schools in early January to assess the amount and quality of the job placement data provided. More than a quarter of those schools— 54 — offered no meaningful information, and 22 offered no information at all, according to the report.
The remaining 32 schools used “consumer-disorienting behavior”— for example, citing figures for the kinds of workplaces in which graduates found jobs but nothing about the types of jobs, the organization reported.
“Our findings play into a larger dialogue about law schools and their continued secrecy against a backdrop of stories about admissions fraud, class action lawsuits, and ever rising education costs,” the organization wrote. “These findings raise a red flag as to whether schools are capable of making needed changes to the current, unsustainable law school model without being compelled to though government oversight or other external forces.”
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