Legal Education as a Pie-Maker: Why Michigan Benefits from Accessible Law Schools
Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 89, No. 10, p. 42, October 2010
9 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2011
Date Written: October 1, 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.
Keywords: economics, productivity, produce, lawyers, legal services, labor, capital, increase, compete
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