“The case against law school”

by Walter Olson on July 24, 2011

An opinion roundtable at the New York Times’ “Room for Debate.”

Related: “How law schools are helping the elite” [Brian Tamanaha, Balkinization] And it rather missed the point for the underlying NYT report to call law schools “singular creature of American capitalism” [Larry Ribstein] Earlier: Theodore Seto via Taxprof, Stephen Bainbridge,

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1 Hans Bader 07.24.11 at 12:37 pm

As a lawyer, I heartily agree that most lawyers would be better off not having attended a law school. My time at Harvard Law School was largely a waste, as I explain at this link:

http://www.examiner.com/scotus-in-washington-dc/abolish-law-school-keep-the-bar-exam-one-way-to-cut-lawyers-fees-and-get-rid-of-waste

Attending a law school is neither necessary nor sufficient either to pass the bar exam, or be a good lawyer.

Thanks to government subsidies and licensing requirements, or whole system of higher education has become an incredibly wasteful rip-off:

http://www.openmarket.org/2011/07/20/wasteful-education-spending-continues-despite-laughable-claim-that-spending-has-been-cut-to-the-bone/

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