This case involves a group of college students in Alabama who joined in a class action lawsuit against their university after claiming their education had been fraudulent. The university, which promised its students a degree in massage therapy on the basis of submitted “life experience forms,” charged its attendees thousands of dollars for seminars that only promoted even more advanced seminars for a higher cost. Claiming that its education program was the only needed qualification a student would require to become a personal massage therapist, the university had touted their life experience program as groundbreaking. They also claimed that they offered each student a year-long massage therapy internship, in an attempt to integrate practical and theoretical learning. Yet these internships never materialized, and students found themselves paying for promotional seminars without receiving a degree. With the validity of the university’s education program thrown into question, an expert in trade degrees and educational policy was needed to testify in the case.