I am late to the game blogging on The New Republic article, The Last Days of Big Law.  To quote my friend Diane Hamlin:

Let’s not be like the lawyers. Let’s not attack the example.

I would caution us here to not dismiss the premise of the article, there is big change in the legal industry, by attacking the example.

Is Noam Scheiber‘s article perfect? No.

Does he make some great points that we should be discussing? Absolutely.

But why are we wasting time arguing over whether the glass is half-full or half-empty when there is a hole in the cup?

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“No one seems to be worrying about the next generation of lawyers.” – Richard Susskind, The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services.

I’m not writing about this topic because my daughter just happens to be a 1L at Seton Hall University Law School, although it does weigh on my mind. Surely you

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