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The American IllnessEssays on the Rule of Law$
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F. H. Buckley

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780300175219

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300175219.001.0001

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Lawyers as Spam

Lawyers as Spam

Congressional Capture Explains Why U.S. Lawyers Exceed the Optimum

(p.100) Lawyers as Spam
The American Illness

Stephen P. Magee

Yale University Press

This chapter presents an article that has a significant contribution to the analysis of the role of law in society. It discusses the Magee curve, which contends that there are too many lawyers in the United States. It argues that the “American Illness” can be attributed in part to a legal system that employs an excessive number of lawyers.

Keywords:   law, society, Magee curve, lawyers, United States, American Illness, legal system

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