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Product Details

  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press (August 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0815721900
  • ISBN-13: 978-0815721901
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,411,222 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is a sobering, intelligent, controversial examination of the role lawyers play in the national economy. Although I disagree with some of the authors' assumptions and conclusions, the brilliance of their analyses cannot be disputed."—Thomas A. Mesereau Jr., Partner, Mesereau & Yu, LLP, Los Angeles; the lawyer who won the Michael Jackson criminal case

About the Author

Clifford Winston is a senior fellow in the Brookings Institution Economic Studies program. Robert W. Crandall is a nonresident senior fellow in Economic Studies at Brookings. Vikram Maheshri is an assistant professor at the University of Houston.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Davis on October 28, 2011
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I agree completely with Winston's thesis: the supply of lawyers is kept artificially low by ABA licensing requirements. Having said that, I have some reservations about recommending the book. It is brief,very repetitive and it is written is a stiff, formal academic tone. It could have been condensed into a long magazine article without losing the main argument.
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