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Thursday, December 13, 2007

More Law Students Suing Their Alma Maters

In today's National Law Journal, Vesna Jaksic reports
on the growing number of law students who are suing
law schools for "exam grades, readmission policies and
even administrators' conduct." The article details
recent law suits brought against Regent, Dayton,
American Justice, Florida A&M, and Southern Illinois.

David Van Zandt, dean of Northwestern University School
of Law and president of the American Law Dean's Association,
is quoted as saying that the reason for the increasing number
of suits may lie with "increasing costs of law schools."
Carl Monk, executive director of the Association of American
Law Schools, suggests here that "the recent spike in suits
may be a coincidence."

The article links to the following documents:

The complaint in Valente v. University of Dayton School of Law
The complaint in Rittenhouse v. Southern Illinois University School of Law