Elite Universities Sued by 2 Students Amidst Admission Scandal

A law or engineering degree is great, but one’s career is often impacted by where the degree was earned.

This education discriminate can mean the difference of barely scraping by or making 6 figures.

This is why the admissions scandal revealed by the Department of Justice really is a big deal.

For every child of a celebrity or wealthy parent that was admitted due to their parents paying hundreds of thousands of dollars, there was another fully qualified student without wealthy parents, who was denied admission into the elite universities.

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This is the basis behind a lawsuit filed by two Stanford students who were denied entry by some of the elite universities named in the scandal.

Fox News – USC, Yale University among colleges sued by Stanford students amid college admissions scandal – The University of Southern California, Yale University and several other elite colleges are being sued by two Stanford University students who claim they were denied a fair opportunity for admission and have had their degrees devalued due to the college cheating scheme revealed by federal officials Tuesday.

Erica Olson and Kalea Woods filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Wednesday, a day after federal authorities said they uncovered one of the largest college admissions scams to hit the U.S. The lawsuit seeks $5,000,001 on behalf of what the lawyers estimate will be thousands of plaintiffs who fit the criteria to seek class status.

The University of San Diego, the University of Texas at Austin, Wake Forest, Georgetown, Stanford, Yale and USC — along with William “Rick” Singer, who was called the ringleader of the admissions scheme — were also named as defendants in the lawsuit…

Years ago, I knew an attorney who was working really long hours for a mediocre law firm and was barely making enough to support him and family.

He had applied to Yale and Harvard law schools and was turned down, even though he had exceptional grades and recommendations.

He ended up getting his law degree from a state university and was subsequently passed over by some more prestigious law firms in favor of others who had Harvard or Yale degrees.

His case was years ago, but chances are that the law suit filed by the two Stanford students will not be the last lawsuit filed against the schools involved in the admissions scandal.

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