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Law School's Grad Report Flawed, Expert Says

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The law school graduate who sued her alma mater claiming it puffed up post-graduation employment figures wrapped up her testimony Thursday in the only suit of its kind to go all the way to trial.

Anna Alaburda was cross-examined by Thomas Jefferson School of Law attorney Michael Sullivan, who focused on why she turned down a job offer from a bankruptcy law firm.

Alaburda told the jury she had consulted with lawyer friends who cautioned against working for the consumer bankruptcy firm Winterbotham Parham Teeple. The law graduate claims she came to the conclusion the firm was "predatory" and "took advantage of people who were already in a bad situation."

Sullivan poked holes in Alaburda's testimony, pointing out she did not mention her friend's advice in her 2013 deposition but instead testified that she could not afford to attend a month of training out of town and the firm would not pay her bar dues.

Alaburda said that while it wasn't in her deposition "it was still part of my decision-making process."

Read the whole story at Courthouse News Service

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