What Do They Teach You At Law School? Not How to Be a Lawyer

Glenn Ricketts

That's the gist of this piece from this past Sunday's New York Times. And according to Hans Bader of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, it's not just what's neglected. The substance of a legal education, especially at top-tier law schools is worse than bad, it's pretty awful. You'll apparently read lots of high theology about critical legal theory, feminist theory, Marxist theory, etc., etc. But it seems that if you want property, contracts or torts you'll have moonlight after you get your very expensive law degree. Law school sure isn't going to do it for you.

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