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dc.contributor.authorClark, Robert Charles
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-17T19:51:01Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifier.citationRobert C. Clark, Why So Many Lawyers? Are They Good or Bad?, 61 Fordham L. Rev. 275 (1992).en_US
dc.identifier.issn0015-704Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:13548952
dc.description.abstractIn this essay, Dean Clark examines the popular notion that the United States has too many lawyers and that this abundance burdens the nation. While acknowledging the great growth of law and lawyers in recent decades, Dean Clark argues that, before denouncing this trend, we should first seek to develop a fuller explanation of its causes and consequences. After discussing just what it is that lawyers do, Dean Clark critiques three current "cancerous growth" theories that attempt to explain why there has been such a great and unhealthy increase in the number of lawyers Dean Clark then offers and analyzes four "benign growth" theories-theories based on the assumption that the increasing demand for lawyers'services is an understandable consequence of fundamental social, political, and economic changes. Throughout the essay, Dean Clark indicates areas where additional research may yield a deeper understanding of the forces that shape the roles that lawyers assume in society and the demand for legal services.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherFordham Law Reviewen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/flr/vol61/iss2/1/en_US
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dc.titleWhy So Many Lawyers? Are They Good or Bad?en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
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dc.relation.journalFordham Law Reviewen_US
dash.depositing.authorClark, Robert Charles
dc.date.available2014-12-17T19:51:01Z
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dash.contributor.affiliatedClark, Robert


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