Alyx Mark, North Central College assistant professor of political science, reviewed a new book by Deborah L. Rhode titled “The Trouble with Lawyers.” Her review was published in October in The Law and Politics Book Review, sponsored by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association.
Rhode provides those interested in the legal profession with a valuable synthesis of the many consequences of lawyers’ monopoly on the practice of law.
“I believe this book is useful for prospective law students and early career lawyers,” said Mark. “I do agree with Rhode that the legal profession is ripe for some introspection and that reform is necessary in order to be more responsive to the legal needs of the public, and of those seeking to enter the profession. However, as she also demonstrates, there are many gaps in the literature that need to be addressed.”