A recent law graduate writes an article called, "The case for killing law school."
What's your first thought? Probably dismissal -- crazy folks spouting nonsense. But his argument, which boils down to (paraphrasing here) "lawyers make it hard to become lawyers to protect their massive salaries," and which takes UC Irvine Dean Erwin Chemerinsky to task for his defense of legal education's status quo (while making $350,000 in salary, plus a cut of textbook and study supplement sales, and compensation for bar review lectures), actually contains an interesting truth: becoming a lawyer costs way too much.
A four year degree, plus a three year degree, plus a bar study course and exam, is quite the expensive order. Matt Bruenig argues that the solution is to trim the fat by cutting barriers to entry. Is he right?