On the wrong side of the law? (USA)

US law school deans could be imprisoned for misleading applicants, an academic paper has claimed. “Law deans in jail”, published by the Social Science Research Network, suggests law school heads may have committed felonies by providing false or misleading information about grades and job-placement rates. The abstract of the paper by Morgan Cloud and George B. Shepherd, law professors at Emory University, states: “Possible federal felonies include mail and wire fraud, conspiracy, racketeering, and making false statements.” Although accepting that their arguments could be viewed as “implausible, perhaps even preposterous”, the authors say the paper shows “that these organisations and individuals have committed crimes affecting the lives and careers of thousands of people”.

Source: Times Higher Education http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=419259&c=1