A nyu Law School in California has been accused of failing to take its law students into account when it makes policy decisions.
The lawsuit filed on Thursday by the California Association of Law Schools says the school “will likely continue to have a hard time ensuring that law students receive adequate representation” when making decisions about the law school’s funding, accreditation and other matters.
The complaint comes after an Associated Press investigation revealed that California Law School students were getting less than 50 percent of the money for their legal education, despite receiving more than $10,000 more per student from the state than other law schools.
The AP investigation also found that law school students were paid significantly less than their peers in other schools.
The AP investigation found that students in California’s top law school had a median annual income of $100,000 and had median family incomes of $65,000.
The California Association for Law Schools, which represents more than 30 law schools in the state, is seeking $1.9 million in damages.
The association says the complaint is based on the AP’s investigation, which uncovered that the school was not disclosing the true level of funding to students, the true amount of time students spent in classes, or the number of students that the law schools had on campus.
The lawsuit is the latest in a series of high-profile controversies at California Law Schools.
In October, the AP found that California students in two law schools were being denied access to affordable housing.
The law school in question, the University of California at Berkeley, had a housing shortage of 2,400 students.
In March, California’s chief justice issued a scathing dissent that accused the state’s top court of failing its students.
The judge wrote that California’s law schools are not “open to the people who attend them, but to the powerful people who rule over them.”
California is a battleground state in a number of elections, and Democrats are expected to win the state by double digits this fall.