In the News Today - March 8, 2016

March 08, 2016
  • Law schools exaggerating alumni employment figures?: Today marks the first day of Anna Alaburda’s case against the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. The case is the first of its kind to go to trial. “Alaburda’s suit, initially filed as a class action but now going forward on an individual basis, charges that Thomas Jefferson intentionally used false advertising to lure students to the law school.” This trial may raise several contentious questions surrounding legal education, such as the degree to which educational institutions should be held to the same advertising standards as other businesses. (The Washington Post)

  • St. Clair County (IL) Judges Face Criticism: The heat has been turned up on three St. Clair County (IL) judges who resigned to run for re-election, rather than having to face what would have normally been a retention race, in which 60 percent voter approval is required. "It is critical that voters in St. Clair County are aware that with this maneuver, these judges ignored the intent and spirit of the Illinois Constitution and are deemed Not Recommended. Moreover, their behavior is just another example of why Illinois must reform its civil justice system.” (Belleville News-Democrat)

  • ILR's Harold Kim to Address TCPA Reform at ACA International Conference: ILR Executive Vice President Harold H. Kim will join policymakers and regulators "to engage in a dialogue about the Telephone Consumer Protection Act" and other legal reform issues during ACA International’s 2016 Washington Insights Conference, held April 20-21 on Capitol Hill. (ACA International)