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The Ugly Truth About Law Schools


Hans Bader of the Competitive Enterprise Institute blows the whistle on law schools here, noting that to a large extent they are now nothing but training grounds for young statists who are intent on a career of using the law to “remake society” (sound familiar?), as well as a source of secure, well-paid jobs for professors who don’t teach legal principles but devote their time to pontificating about their pet theories on what is wrong with America.

As I have often argued, going through law school is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for becoming a competent lawyer. It will be a fine day when prospective attorneys can and do avoid this prodigious waste of time and money.


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