Matthew Willens, a Chicago PI attorney who happens to teach part-time at Loyola-Chicago Law, has announced he is creating a $1,000 scholarship he will award to a prospective graduate student who is willing to skip law school and go into any other field. See his Anything But Law School Graduate Scholarship. HuffPost reports that Willens believes his initiative isn’t “anti-law school.” It’s “simply a supply-and-demand issue.” See also Elie Mystal’s ATL post.
On a related note, Elie Mystal reports on a Chicago Craigslist’s job offer from people who know law grads are miserable. See his Horrible Job Watch: Surprisingly Honest Terrible Job Offer. — Joe