Thursday, September 5, 2013

Do we want more lawyers?



Obama recently suggested that law schools rearrange their academic construct from a three year course of study down to two.  Such a move would, presumably, lower the cost of attending law school.  In the short run, this would encourage more students to pursue a law degree, but would that be a good thing? 

It’s my contention that the world would be better off with fewer lawyers not more.

3 comments:

  1. Let's see... lots of students graduating from law school that aren't working as lawyers... law firms trimming their payrolls... yes, let's produce more lawyers for non-existent jobs! Or maybe he thinks more lobbyists are needed in the DC area.

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  2. We definitely have a surplus of lawyers at the moment, so one must wonder what he's thinking, or IF he's thinking.

    How about this: stop encouraging students to attend law school by ending federally subsidized loans.

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  3. Eep! Better not let any professors of law hear you saying that!

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