“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:


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:


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