Lawyer Bubble A Profession in Crisis

ISBN-10: 0465058779

ISBN-13: 9780465058778

Edition: 2013

Authors: Steven J. Harper

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Forty-five thousand law students graduate each year with an average of more than $100,000 in debt. Upon graduation, only half will find jobs requiring a legal degree. Those lucky enough to land a job with a firm will find that an obsession with misguided short-term metrics has transformed a once-noble profession into just another business. They and their colleagues will face high rates of depression, and the majority will counsel their own protégés to choose a different career path.InThe Lawyer Bubble, lawyer and law professor Steven J. Harper investigates how the legal profession arrived at this crisis. He indicts the widespread fixation on rankings, the bottomless greed of equity partners, and the abdication of responsibility by law-industry leaders. In this meticulously researched and passionately argued book, Harper exposes the dirty secrets behind the legal profession’s malaise and explains what steps can be taken to repair the damage before it’s too late.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 4/2/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Introduction
Law Schools
Tracking The Bubble
The Role of the ABA and U. S. News Rankings
Inadequate Responses
Big Law Firms
Attorney Dissatisfaction
The Transformation of Big Law Firms
Surging Income Inequality
Continuing Destabilization
Dewey & LeBoeuf: A Case Study
Deflating the Bubble
Law Schools
Big Law Firms
Prospective Lawyers
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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