Impending fatherhood has spooked an American law student into asking to quit law school on the condition his tuition fees are fully refunded.
Agence France Presse reports that a US student wrote an open letter to the dean of Boston College Law School, pulling at the heartstrings by writing; "With fatherhood impending, I go to bed every night terrified of the thought of trying to provide for my child and paying off my JD," (Juris Doctor).
In a sign that the un-named student might be a very good lawyer, he then came up with a "solution to this problem" by proposing that he was "willing to leave law school without a degree..... In return, I would like a full refund of the tuition I have paid over the last two and a half years."
The student said that if his application to be a dropout was accepted (now that's ambition for you!), he would resume his teaching career and be able to provide for his family "without the crushing weight of my law school loans".
It was reported that BC Law replied to the letter, with a general statement that it is deeply concerned about the prospects of its students finding jobs in the current American legal market.
Folklaw hopes the dad to be sticks with his studies, as at the very least he would be an excellent resource to have in assisting with the drafting of letters to clients.