Comments on the Legal Education Cartel

Cohen, Llloyd
April 2008
Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues;2008, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p25
Academic Journal
The article examines the quality of legal education offered by law schools in the U.S. in conformance to the functioning cartel mandated by the American Bar Association (ABA). It states that the legal education cartel has various unusual features that channel and constrict those cartel generated rents into forms peculiar to the academic world. It notes that law schools are also hybrid enterprises that result in a variety of peculiar and likely unforeseen financial and political incentives.


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