Law Prof: Widener alums face tough task in lawsuit

By Tom Lehman 3:57pm, April 30, 2013
Brian Leiter/Courtesy of University of Chicago Law School website
A prominent law professor says the Widener alumni suing their alma mater because of alleged misleading employment statistics face a tough task in proving their case.

Brian Leiter is the director of The University of Chicago's Center for Law, Philosophy & Human Values, and says the alumni enrolled at Widener during a time when many other law schools were representing data in a manner that wasn't as forthcoming.

"Under those circumstances, that raises the question that if they didn't go to Widener, they might have just gone to somewhere else," he says.

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He says the alumni will have to prove they received direct harm from their reliance on the statistics.

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