Young Lawyers and Work in the Public Interest

1978 American Bar Foundation Research Journal 83

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1312

24 Pages Posted: 1 Oct 2014

Date Written: September 29, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Erlanger, Howard S., Young Lawyers and Work in the Public Interest (September 29, 2014). 1978 American Bar Foundation Research Journal 83; Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1312. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2503104 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2503104

Howard S. Erlanger (Contact Author)

University of Wisconsin Law School ( email )

975 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706
United States

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