honestabe84 wrote:ughOSU wrote:PoliticalJunkie wrote:What do we now live in a nanny state? I guess the govt should step in?
Please, if market determines that it is profitable for a school to open up a law school, then they should do it. Period. Unless the legal community itself (including the ABA) chooses strength of education over financial gain nothing will change. Then again, that's not the American way....
Can't wait until I start my law school.....No. 500!
It's not a free market, champ. ABA has a monopoly on legal advice and they are the standard bearers of the profession. What the poster above was suggesting (I think) is that the ABA not allow more schools to open in the interest of preserving the integrity of the profession. I don't think he/she implied that the government step in at any point.
IMO the ABA further has a responsibility to not allow a glut of attorneys to over-litigate every minute aspect of our daily lives. This is economically costly, makes America less competitive, and because the ABA has a government imposed monopoly on legal advice, essentially amounts to a tax on businesses. Think about the repercussions of having too many lawyers before you try to make an economic case for having more lawyers. I can't think of a rational economic case for expanding the legal profession.
e: shit I just realized I misread part of what you said. I think we're pretty much saying the same thing.
The AMA regulate the amount of medical schools that can be accredited, so the profession isn't turned into a joke. The ABA would be well advised to consider doing the same.