Question of the Week

Do you encourage young people to go to law school?

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This week, Greedy Associates noted an unusual scholarship offer.

Willens Law Offices, based in Chicago, is offering an “Anything But Law School Graduate Scholarship” worth $1,000.

“Some of you may be wondering, why would a law firm create a scholarship to dissuade students from practicing law?” Matthew Willens wrote in the online press release. “The answer is simple; we currently do not have enough jobs to be able to effectively train the current number of freshly minted lawyers in our profession. To protect the reputation of our profession, Willens Law Offices has created this scholarship to persuade undergraduates to pursue another graduate degree for a limited time.”

So at least one lawyer is clear on his career advice for the next generation. But we’d like to ask you: Do you encourage young people to go to law school?

Answer in the comments.

Read the answer to last week’s question: What pump-up songs do you play on your earphones on the way to court?

This week, in lieu of a featured answer, we selected some songs noted in the answers to last week’s question and assembled them into a playlist of sorts. Click the links to listen to the songs on YouTube.

Lose Yourself” —Eminiem
Lawyers, Guns and Money” —Warren Zevon
Stronger” —Kanye West
Eye of the Tiger” —Survivor
Chale Chalo” —A.R. Rahman and Srinavas from the film Lagaan
Best Day of My Life” —American Authors
The Champ” —Nelly
I’m Shipping Up to Boston” —Dropkick Murphys
Jump Into the Fire” —Nilsson (Or, if you prefer some context …)
Secret of My Success” —Night Ranger

This week’s question was suggested by E. Dawn Kelsey. Do you have an idea for a future question of the week? If so, contact us.

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