Law Student Asks School to Refund Tuition

Boston College third-year cites bleak job market, offers to drop out
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2010 6:21 PM CDT
Law Student Asks School to Refund Tuition
Three years into a law school, one student is having second thoughts.   (Shutterstock)

A law student at Boston College has taken a look at the job market (and student loans) that await him—and would like a full tuition refund, please. In an open letter to the dean that ran in the EagleiOnline school paper, the anonymous third-year student offers to drop out sans degree in exchange for the refund. “We are discouraged, scared, and in many cases, feeling rather hopeless about our chances of ever getting to practice law,” he writes of himself and fellow students.

The deal would help the school because it would be one less unemployed student to bring down its national rankings, he argues. It doesn't look like he'll get his refund, however. The school says it's sympathetic, but that no college can guarantee jobs upon graduation, reports the Boston Herald. "What we can do is provide the best education possible, and work together to provide as many career opportunities as possible,” it says a statement. (Click here for more on angry law school grads.)

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