Posted Apr 09, 2013 02:05 pm CDT
What does the future hold for today’s–and tomorrow’s–young lawyers? Steven Harper, author of the new book The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis speaks with ABA Journal reporter Rachel Zahorsky about his predictions, and how the glut of unemployed lawyers will affect the industry for years to come.
ABA Journal: “The Law School Bubble: How Long Will It Last if Law Grads Can’t Pay Bills?”
The Diane Rehm Show: “Steven Harper: ‘The Lawyer Bubble’”
New York Journal of Books: “The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis”
The Lawyerist: “Book Review: The Lawyer Bubble—A Profession in Crisis”
The Brian Lehrer Show: “Too Many Lawyers?”
Businessweek: “Big Law Firms Are in ‘Crisis,’ Retired Lawyer Says”
In This Podcast:
Steven J. Harper
Steven J. Harper is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University's Law School and Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences. He is a regular contributor to the American Lawyer and the author most recently of The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis and three previous books, including Crossing Hoffa: A Teamster's Story and The Partnership: A Novel. After a 30-year career as a litigator, he recently retired from Kirkland & Ellis LLP—the firm he joined immediately upon graduation from Harvard Law School. Harper lives in Wilmette, Ill.