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Author Olson, Walter K.

Title Schools for misrule : legal academia and an overlawyered America / by Walter Olson
Published New York : Encounter Books, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 284 pages)
Contents The hatchery of bad ideas -- The forces of unanimity -- Careerism saves the day -- The higher volumes -- The authority business -- The classroom of advocacy -- Poor pitiful gulliver -- The permanent government -- "Responsibilities flow eternal" -- Unsettled : the return of Indian claims -- "The movement made global" -- Seized and detained
Summary From Barack Obama (Harvard and Chicago) to Bill and Hillary Clinton (Yale), many of our current national leaders emerged from the rarefied air of the nation's top law schools. The ideas taught there in one generation often shape national policy in the next. The trouble is, Walter Olson reveals in Schools for Misrule, our elite law schools keep churning out ideas that are catastrophically bad for America. From class action lawsuits that promote the right to sue anyone over anything, to court orders mandating the mass release of prison inmates; from the movement for slavery reparations, to court
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Law schools -- United States.
Law -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Practice of law -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1283008572
1594035342 (electronic bk.)
9781594035340 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)