Analysis and the Arts

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The legal job market in the USA has changed dramatically in the last few years. Few believe that the job market will ever go back to the possibly easier days, when law firms brought in large entering classes of new lawyers and when clients paid for the training of those new lawyers (see Burk and McGowan 2011). More clients are pressing their lawyers to reduce their legal bills, and lawyers have discovered that outsourcing certain repetitive tasks – for example, by outsourcing legal research to India – keeps their profit margins reasonably secure. Firms that haven’t figured out ways to cut costs are closing.

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Analysis and the Arts, in Zenon Bankowski et al., The Arts and the Legal Academy: Beyond Text in Legal Education 101 (Ashgate Press 2012).