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Law Student Refocuses on NBA, Says Chance of Being Drafted Better Than Legal Job

Posted Apr 12, 2010 4:10 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Last year, Ryan McAteer says, he had a paid internship and a credit score over 600.

But this year, given the scarcity of legal jobs, the per diem and the paid shoe contract for professional players persuaded second-year University of Kansas law student to declare himself as a candidate for the National Basketball Association draft in June, he explains in a letter published in the Kansas Law Free Press.

Although he doesn't necessarily expect to be drafted, "there is a higher likelihood of me playing in the NBA than finding gainful legal employment," he writes.

Hat tip: Above the Law.

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