From today’s New York Times:
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
“Thirty years ago if you were looking to get on the escalator to upward mobility you went to business or law school. Today the law school escalator is broken.”
WILLIAM D. HENDERSON, a professor of law at Indiana University, on the declining number of applications to United States law schools.
Now, could that be because lawyers stupidly charge by time units instead of value? Or that they are notoriously non-responsive and late? Or that they have zero client service skills? Or that they are so narrowly educated they can’t relate to anything outside of the law? Or that “lawyer” has become almost as bad a title as “multi-level marketing scheme” in terms of ethics? Or that they pad their hours to increase revenues? Or that huge firms have dumber-than-dirt partnership tracks?
What a shock!