Dave Rice 12:38 p.m., May 21
Former Student Files Suit Against Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Anna Alaburda graduated from San Diego-based Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2008. Now, with law degree in hand, Alaburda is preparing herself for the highest-profile case of her short law-career. On May 26, Alaburda filed a class action lawsuit against the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, accusing the school of using inaccurate employment statistics to entice students to enroll.
According to the lawsuit, first reported in a story in the National Law Journal, the school informed students that 80 percent of graduates found full-time jobs within the first 9 months after graduating.
Alaburda says that wasn't true for her. Instead, three years have passed since graduation day and she she hasn't found full-time employment as an attorney. The National Law Journal story reports Alaburda had to settle on a job reviewing documents in order to pay the $150,000 in loans that she amassed while a student at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
The class action suit states that damages to students exceed $50 million.
Photo on left: Anna Alaburda, left, welcomes Rep. Susan Davis to Thomas Jefferson campus