He's a Super Lawyer. (Yes, that's a fellow Thomson Reuters' company, and a designation for attorneys who have done big, big things.) He also has about thirty-seven badges attached to the bottom of his page, each attesting to his certifications and affiliations. He's also an adjunct professor at Loyola Chicago. Basically, he's been there, and done that.
And what does all of that vast experience tell him about the value of a legal education, at least in today's economic climate? The same thing we've been telling you: it ain't worth it folks, especially if you're paying full sticker price for tuition, fees, and books.
It's a simple enough premise: he'll award a $1,000 scholarship to one lucky student who chooses to take a different path, post-grad. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA (setting the bar high, eh?), be a U.S. citizen accepted to or currently attending an accredited school, and he or she must be entering grad school in 2014.
Let's hear it for the adjunct law professors, who actually, you know, work for a living and are inclined to tell the truth about the legal marketplace, as opposed to our "favorite" ScamDeans and LawProfs who will frankly just say anything for a buck in order to bask in the bubble.
Mr. Willens, we salute you and your humorous way of getting the word out. Don't take it from us, 0Ls, take it from someone in the trenches.