Reports: Law school grads join class-action lawsuits alleging schools lured them with misleading reports

Posted at 8:11 PM, Apr 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-02 20:15:05-04

Many law school graduates say they’ve had a tough time finding jobs in their field in today’s economy.

Now they’re getting together to file class-action lawsuits stating that the schools they attended tricked them with ‘misleading reports of other graduates’ success according to the 

Instead of working as lawyers, many are working hourly jobs in department stores and restaurants to pay back the thousands in loans they used toward their education.

The suits allege that the schools inflated their graduate earnings, reporting the results of only a selected sample.

Despite the claims against the schools and the economy, some experts believe the need for lawyers may decrease in the future because of new technology.

Much of the work done by lawyers, the website states, can now be done by computers.

Online services have allowed corporations to do more work in-house and new software has made the search for information much easier.

Click here to read more from the LA Times.