US graduate who sued law school loses case

The American law student who sued her law school because she didn’t get a job has lost her case.

Anna Alaburda sued the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, saying that it provided false employability data about its graduates, thereby enticing students like herself to enrol on its course and amass debt.

Alaburda graduated in the top tier of her class in 2008. She spent in the region of $150,000 on her study but eight years on is still not employed in the legal profession.

However, a San Diego jury has rejected her claims by nine votes to three.

Michael Sullivan, the lawyer representing Thomas Jefferson, acknowledged there were “clerical errors” in the law school’s data, but told the jury: “I’m not here to tell you a law degree is a guarantee of career success, is a guarantee of riches. It’s not. No degree is.”