His next steps should be:
1) Sue his former lawyer
2) Sue her--even though she won't have any money, just fuck her, that's why
3) Begin a public campaign to make the lying bitch pay back the $1.5 million to the school, even if it takes her entire life.
I mean, shit, her and her mother weren't content with ruining this guy's life, they even took the taxpayers for a payday. And I bet they've squandered every cent in the last decade.