The Destruction of Young Lawyers: Beyond One L by Douglas Litowitz
The Destruction of Young Lawyers: Beyond One L
Author: Douglas Litowitz
Title: The Destruction of Young Lawyers: Beyond One L
ISBN10: 1931968268
ISBN13: 978-1931968263
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Univ of Akron Pr (November 15, 2005)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1773 kb
Size epub: 1373 kb
Rating: 4.5 ✪
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Category: Law
Subcategory: Law Practice
Young lawyers are morosely unhappy by every conceivable standard. They arrive at our law schools brimming with enthusiasm, but a decade later they are reporting staggering levels of anxiety, drug addiction, and depression. In legal circles there is talk about a "crisis of professionalism" and a "decline in civility," but the problem goes much deeper. Through ignorance and greed, the legal profession has designed a complicated system of education, licensing, and practice that drives young lawyers into fear, alienation, and self-hatred. The author of this book—a law professor and practicing attorney—argues that young lawyers face a series of institutional absurdities built into the fabric of law school, the bar exam, and law firm practice. The current system is churning out a tidal wave of disaffected and bitter lawyers who see the legal system as a Byzantine maze, an endless artificial game totally disconnected from considerations of justice. The Destruction of Young Lawyers shows how these struggles can be reversed through massive structural change and is the first step toward diagnosis and treatment of the specific problems facing young lawyers.