Just What We Need - More Lawyers
Sounds like a tailor made program for what ails the Toddler and his 17% budget cuts:
- Illinois Senator Dick Durbin has a plan to help increase the number of public defenders and prosecutors in this country. He's sponsoring a bill that calls for the forgiveness of some of a student's law school debt when they graduate.
It's part of an experimental program, where $10,000 of student loans are forgiven each year, if the new attorney agrees to be a prosecutor or public defender for three years.
We had heard that the average law student graduates with something well over $80,000 in student loans. But your Ivy League top grads still aren't going to be joining the ranks of PD's or ASA's. They best and brightest will still be able to retire their debt in a few short years without government help, which is really as it should be.