Students' Suit Against Cooley Law School Fails

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Here's a case for the classroom: Are graduates of a Michigan law school entitled to a tuition refund if they don't find satisfactory jobs?

A federal appeals court said no Tuesday in a case involving unhappy graduates from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, which has campuses across Michigan and in Tampa, Fla.

Twelve Cooley graduates say they were misled by rosy employment statistics published by the school. But the appeals court says Michigan's consumer protection law doesn't apply, and the graduates put too much emphasis on Cooley's job survey of other graduates.

The court affirmed a similar decision by a federal judge in Grand Rapids.

Cooley's tuition now ranges from $34,800 a year for 24 credits to $43,500 for 30 credits. It's slightly less expensive after the first 30 credits.


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