Legal Education as a Pie-Maker: Why Michigan Benefits from Accessible Law Schools
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
October 1, 2010
Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 89, No. 10, p. 42, October 2010
The common view that there are too many lawyers who compete to divide up an ever-shrinking American pie is factually wrong and professionally destructive. Lawyers are pie-makers. They are economic drivers. Legal education produces higher quality human capital that increases gross domestic product. Lawyers increase economic productivity. The responsible professional view is that legal services are a value-add for individuals, families, businesses, and government.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
Keywords: economics, productivity, produce, lawyers, legal services, labor, capital, increase, competeAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 19, 2011
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