Young Lawyers and Work in the Public Interest
1978 American Bar Foundation Research Journal 83
24 Pages Posted: 1 Oct 2014
Date Written: September 29, 2014
Much of the discussion of the bar's "public interest" effort has centered on the apparent unwillingness of lawyers, including young lawyers, to pursue public interest rather than traditional careers. To the extent that it is agreed that public interest work should be increased, the problem has been 'Viewed as one of supply of lawyers rather than one of demand for their services. In this paper, just the opposite is argued; a variety of evidence is brought forth to suggest that the current public interest effort is limited mainly by the number of jobs available in that sector. In this light, various methods of increasing the funding of the public interest sector and hence the number of jobs that are reviewed.
Keywords: Public Interest Work
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