CHICAGO (CBS) — A personal injury lawyer and Loyola University Law School professor is offering a $1,000 scholarship, for a graduate student to do anything except go to law school.
Attorney Matthew Willens said law school still attracts many of the brightest minds, but the jobs simply don’t exist.
For several years, as graduation has neared, he has asked his third-year students who has a job.
“Very few hands go up,” he said. “Then you follow that up with, ‘Well, what do you want to do?’ And most of them are like, ‘Look. We just want to work. We just want a job. There’s no jobs out there,’ and the morale is very low.”