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The Legal Profession Is Changing, But How?

Publication Date: 
May 31, 2008
Stephanie West Allen

Dean Larry Kramer was the panel moderator in a symposium about change in the legal profession. Some of his comments are quoted in idealawg:

Larry Kramer, panel moderator and Dean of Stanford Law School, stated that he does not believe young attorneys go to the large firms for the money. "They go for the prestige." Young over-achieving students are looking for the "next gold star."


Dean Kramer commented that while he understands how such offerings are a good strategy for second and third-tier school, Stanford has no intention of moving in the direction of providing vocational training.

Dean Kramer noted that there are too few alternatives to traditional firms. "Why isn't there a flowering of alternatives?"