The struggle to recruit attorneys to rural areas is still a problem despite the efforts of most Plains’ states. Nebraska and South Dakota are hoping for better results with a relatively new program. Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more.
The Rural Law Opportunities Program offers high-achieving high school students full-tuition undergraduate scholarships to three rural Nebraska colleges. The Program organizer hopes the rate of return will be as high as the 60 percent reported by a similar program to get doctors into small towns.