What's Wrong With the Law—And How Lawyers Can Fix It

Steven Harper argues that unrestrained self-interest is ruining his profession.

, The American Lawyer


Steven Harper argues that unrestrained self-interest is ruining his profession.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Continue to Lexis Advance®

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at customercare@alm.com

Originally appeared in print as Let's Call It Greed

What's being said

  • JHT

    You need to examine the practices of the Massachusetts School of Law and Dean Lawrence Velvel. Although not accredited by the ABA this small school stays true to the ethical principles that Mr. Harper seems to espouse. Every effort is made to make law school affordable and access to education is mainstay of the school's value system. Since we, as lawyers, are all combatants in this cultural struggle, I hope you will take this opportunnity to focus on an institution that gets little media attention, is not in the US News & World Report as a ranking school and may not have the highest bar pass rate. It is an institution that is striving to retain the values of the profession above the dollars and cents that seem to pervade most media coverage about the profession. I hope your article about Mr. Harper's point of view is widely read and given the significant consideration and action it deserves.

Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here.

Preparing comment abuse report for Article #1202593005423

Thank you!

This article's comments will be reviewed.