Too Many Lawyers? Or Should Lawyers be Doing Other Things?
Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Too Many Lawyers? Or Should Lawyers be Doing Other Things?, 19 Int'l J. Legal Prof. 147 (2012).
This paper from the Symposium/Conference at Onati on Too Many Lawyers? suggests that there are not too many lawyers, nor too much legal education. Instead we should think about what legal education is ‘good’ for (what should those with a legal education do?), including problem solving, dispute resolution and reallocation of legal services for those underserved. The paper looks at how other professions (business consulting and architecture) have reframed themselves for new conditions of work – with varying supply and demand changes in their relevant fields. The paper also discusses implications for legal education of a broader conception of what lawyers learn and do.