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The lawyer bubble : a profession in crisis, Steven J. Harper

Label
The lawyer bubble : a profession in crisis
Title
The lawyer bubble
Title remainder
a profession in crisis
Statement of responsibility
Steven J. Harper
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A noble profession is facing its defining moment. From law schools to the prestigious firms that represent the pinnacle of a legal career, a crisis is unfolding. News headlines tell part of the story--the growing oversupply of new lawyers, widespread career dissatisfaction, and spectacular implosions of pre-eminent law firms. Yet eager hordes of bright young people continue to step over each other as they seek jobs with high rates of depression, life-consuming hours, and little assurance of financial stability. The Great Recession has only worsened these trends, but correction is possible and, now, imperative. In The Lawyer Bubble, Steven J. Harper reveals how a culture of short-term thinking has blinded some of the nation's finest minds to the long-run implications of their actions. Law school deans have ceded independent judgment to flawed U.S. News & World Report rankings criteria in the quest to maximize immediate results. Senior partners in the nation's large law firms have focused on current profits to enhance American Lawyer rankings and individual wealth at great cost to their institutions. Yet, wiser decisions--being honest about the legal job market, revisiting the financial incentives currently driving bad behavior, eliminating the billable hour model, and more--can take the profession to a better place. A devastating indictment of the greed, shortsightedness, and dishonesty that now permeate the legal profession, this insider account is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how things went so wrong and how the profession can right itself once again"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harper, Steven J.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Practice of law
  • Lawyers
  • Law firms
  • Law
  • Law firms
  • Law
  • Lawyers
  • Practice of law
  • United States
Label
The lawyer bubble : a profession in crisis, Steven J. Harper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 251 pages
Isbn
9780465058778
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012048153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)820553418
Label
The lawyer bubble : a profession in crisis, Steven J. Harper
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 251 pages
Isbn
9780465058778
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012048153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)820553418

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