The Inferiority Complex of Law Schools

For over a century, law schools have suffered from an inferiority complex. We have masked it well, but its consequences are finally coming home to roost. Like most psychological conditions, our lives will be much better and healthier when we deal with its root cause. Further, when law students understand this history, they will better understand the changing nature of the legal economy. They can even help law schools with the cure.

In 1918, the renowned economist Thorstein Veblen famously quipped, "the law school belongs in the modern university no more than a school of fencing or dancing."

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