Unemployment and underemployment for college graduates is an enormous problem, which one law school is trying to make ammends for by offering a partial tuition refund. If the purpose of post-secondary education is to prepare students for their future line of work, there is a massive failure in the system as many are unable to land even entry level jobs with their academic backgrounds.
Brooklyn Law School is offering a 15% tuition refund to their graduates who are unable to find jobs within nine months of graduation. This initiative will begin with the class of 2015. Even law school grads are not exempt to this pattern, as 11.2% of 2013 law graduates were unemployed nine months later. This is a slightly higher rate compared to other university graduates.