California law graduate who came top of her class loses suit against previous school after suing them over her failure to find a task in 10 years

A law graduate who came top of her class has lost a lawsuit against her previous school after taking it to court over her failure to find a task in almost 10 years. Anna Alaburda, 37, finished from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, in San Diego, with flying colors almost 10 years ago but has so far been unable to score a full-time job practicing law. She took legal action against the school for $125,000 in damages, asserting she was drawn into paying her tuition by inflated employment stats. Ms Alaburda’s suit was the other day dismissed by a jury in California. After she finished, Ms Alaburda went on to pass the state bar exam and set out to use the law degree that cost her about $150,000, according to The New York Times. She was provided a job after she graduated with a law firm that wanted to give her a $60,000 salary, however she turned it down.


The previous law student said she got only the one job offer, which was less positive than non-law-related jobs that were available, even after she sent her resume to more than 150 law offices. Lots of law students struggle to find work after finishing; however she was the very first graduate to take legal action against a law school after finding herself unemployable in her field. She declared Thomas Jefferson School of Law inflated its work information for its graduates to encourage students to register. Ms. Alaburda submitted the suit in 2011, saying that she would not have enrolled at Thomas Jefferson if she had actually known the law school’s data were, in her viewpoint, deceiving. Ms. Alaburda, who has financial obligation of about $170,000, has actually operated in numerous part-time positions, mostly temporary jobs examining files for law practice since graduating. And she may have to continue doing so after the jury rejected her claim with a 9-3 bulk. Michael Sullivan, a lawyer for the law school, acknowledged ‘separated mistakes’ and ‘clerical mistakes’ in data collection but said there was no proof that the school lied. He said the verdict set no precedent however might send a signal to other students who sue. ‘Having an opportunity where it’s fully litigated, and depositions and documents analyzed, to see the hype, the chatter about that did not prove to be the truth, as found by a jury, I believe that’s a practical message,’ Sullivan stated after the verdict. Thomas Jefferson agents kept in mind broad efforts to improve reporting at all law schools and expressed regret about any stain that the lawsuit brought upon on the school’s reputation. ‘This is not, you know, Trump University,’ Sullivan said. ‘It is so not that. It is such a really outstanding law school.’

Pin It on Pinterest