Monday, July 07, 2008

Lawyers

May be the leading cause of economic arteriosclerosis. But we continue to add new lawyers and new law schools willy nilly. Between lawyers and Sarbanes-Oxley, every last bit of innovation in American business will be squeezed out in favor of 700 page manuals, regulatory compliance checklists, and audit processes.

The article does suggest an interesting correlation:

“The case for some new law schools is stronger than others, and Gene Clark, who leads Charlotte School of Law, makes a pretty strong one.

Charlotte is the largest city in the United States without a law school, he says, and fast-growing North Carolina has the fewest lawyers per capita of any state.

Clark says his institution fills a gap, serving under-represented groups and providing a flexible schedule for working adults.”


Just another sign of credentialism run rampant.