In a brief news item reported Sunday, February 5, 2012, WNYC radio discussed litigation brought against four law schools in New York State, one of which is Brooklyn Law School. In dispute is whether the four law schools exaggerated the salaries and employment statistics of their graduates, which enticed people to attend these institutions. Does this make an important Brooklyn Heights neighborhood institution look bad?
Another factor which makes this case noteworthy is that some of the plaintiffs are represented by attorney Jesse Strauss, former candidate for the Male District Leader of the 52nd Assembly District. Further intriguing is that Mr. Strauss is also a graduate of Brooklyn Law School.
On a personal note, as a fellow graduate of Brooklyn Law School, there is something unfortunate about this whole scenario. I am happy with my education and did not expect guaranteed success. There are too many intangibles to the practice of law to think that these statistics ever actually mean anything. Who doesn’t know that…?