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  

Nelson P. Miller

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Date Written: October 1, 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Miller, Nelson P., Legal Education as a Pie-Maker: Why Michigan Benefits from Accessible Law Schools (October 1, 2010). Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 89, No. 10, p. 42, October 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1961647

Nelson Pierce Miller (Contact Author)

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School ( email )

111 Commerce S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.cooley.edu/faculty/miller_nelson.html

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