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The lawyer bubble : a profession in crisis

Author: Steven J Harper
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2013.
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Too many American lawyers are miserable. Though they have chosen a profession that often makes them wealthy and respected, they have high rates of depression and suicide, and the majority of practicing lawyers would counsel young people to choose a different career path. The Great Recession has only worsened matters, as more and more of those young people decide to wait out the bad economy in law school, only to end  Read more...
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Harper, Steven J., 1954-
Lawyer bubble.
New York : Basic Books, ©2013
(DLC) 2012048153
(OCoLC)820553418
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven J Harper
ISBN: 9780465058747 0465058744 9780465058778 0465058779
OCLC Number: 831121115
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages)
Contents: Introduction; PART I: LAW SCHOOLS; 1. Tracking the Bubble; 2. The Role of the ABA and U.S. News Rankings; 3. Inadequate Responses; PART II: BIG LAW FIRMS; 4. Attorney Dissatisfaction; 5. The Transformation of Big Law Firms; 6. Surging Income Inequality; 7. Continuing Destabilization; 8. Dewey & LeBoeuf: A Case Study; PART III: DEFLATING THE BUBBLE; 9. Law Schools; 10. Big Law Firms; 11. Prospective Lawyers; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index.
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The story of how one of the nation's most vital and respected professions has become a hotbed of greed, misery, and shattered dreams.  Read more...

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