No, it's not an action against a law school. The San Jose Mercury News carries a story about California's AG filing claims against for-profit schools that allegedly misled vulnerable students about employment outcomes, including by paying a temp agency to hire the school's graduates for a short period of time so that they could be counted as employed. If the allegations are true, I hope the courts don't give the school the kid-glove treatment we've seen some judges give to law schools. Excerpt:
One of California's largest for-profit college companies, Corinthian Colleges, lied to students and investors about its graduates' success in the job market -- the key selling point for such trade schools -- and intentionally recruited vulnerable students, according to a searing lawsuit filed Thursday by Attorney General Kamala Harris.
Two of Corinthian's schools -- Everest College campuses in Hayward and San Francisco -- went so far as to pay a temporary agency to hire graduates for two days to boost job placement numbers, the suit alleges. Others double-counted gainfully employed grads or fabricated them altogether, it says. Company executives exchanged concerned emails about these problems but continued to hide them, touting inflated job placement numbers to investors, according to the suit.