New law students at South Texas College of Law had about 10 days after the school’s Aug. 9 orientation to drop out and receive a tuition refund, says Donald J. Guter (pictured), dean and president of the Houston law school.
“One of the things I said at orientation this year — straight out — is, ‘If you’re in here, you know what the job market is, you know what debt you’re piling up, and you need to make a decision,’ ” he says. “Don’t hesitate. If you’re not sure you have a passion for the law, do a re-evaluation in the first days so you can have your money back. We don’t want to take your money.’ ”
Guter estimates that about 10 students decided law school was not for them.
-- Jeanne Graham