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This is distressing, because America really needs more lawyers

August 29, 2009

Downturn Dims Prospects Even at Top Law Schools

For students now, the promise of the big law firm career — and its paychecks — is slipping through their fingers, forcing them to look at lesser firms in smaller markets as well as opportunities in government or with public interest groups, law school faculty and students say.

I feel for them, really I do. OK not really. There are some lawyers who seem OK but as a whole they are a cancer on society. In my opinion if there was a 10 year moratorium on new lawyers and their eviller twins MBAs America would be a much better place. For one thing I think the American management style would shift from being driven quarter by quarter to a more long term approach. For another we might be able to hold back the onslaught of new regulations. I am 3/4 convinced that most of the new regulations that get promulgated every year is just because lawyers need jobs and once the government hires them they have to do something. Society would be better off if we put them to work picking up trash in the parks but they have a law degree so we give them a computer and a license to kill the economy. 00-bureaucrats.

Speaking of a license to kill – Little Miss Attila blogged about the “Rubber Rooms” in NYC where teaching careers go to die and it is a perfect example of what I mean about lawyers. Kind of illustrates what I mean about lawyers and bureaucrats. No sane person would ever approve a contract like that and as far as measuring performance every engineer knows everything can be measured.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2009 3:08 pm

    A ten-year moratorium: I like that.

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