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The Destruction of Young Lawyers: Beyond One L

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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, ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931968317
  • Publisher: University of Akron Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Series: Series on Law, Politics, and Society
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Douglas Litowitz works as in-house counsel to a large hedge fund based in Chicago. He has previously taught at several law schools, most recently Ohio Northern University College of Law.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2006

    The professor doth protest too much

    When I started this book, some of my first thoughts included, 'finally - someone who calls law school for what it is: a poorly-taught hazing period.' Unfortunately, this author went from devil's advocate (always good) to advocate (portraying one side in a more favorable light) to near-zealot. I find that unfortunate, given that the book should have been a believable vehicle for conveying what needs more press: that the practice of law needs to change. I also found it frustrating that the author promised not to merely criticize our legal institutions, but to propose change and yet I, a young lawyer myself, found no help, no suggestions and certainly no solace in the book.

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