Chicago Lawyer Offers Students $1,000 to Not Go to Law School

 Friday, November 15, 2013

 NBC 10 Philadelphia

A Chicago personal injury attorney is offering students a $1,000 scholarship to pursue an education in any field but law. “It only makes sense where, I’m a lawyer, so therefore I should be giving a legal scholarship, right?” Matthew Willens said. “I just couldn’t come to grips with that. Not in today’s legal job market.” Willens instead created the “Anything But Law School Graduate Scholarship,” which launched this week, for students entering graduate school in a non-legal field. Willens said the scholarship isn’t intended to be “anti-law school,” but rather to encourage some students to consider pursuing alternate options.