- Title Pages
- The Rule of Law in America
- An Exceptional Nation?
- Are Americans More Litigious?
- Lawyers as Spam
- Regulation and Litigation
- Does Product Liability Law Make Us Safer?
- The American Illness and Comparative Civil Procedure
- The Proportionality Principle and the Amount In Controversy
- The Allocation of Discovery Costs and the Foundations of Modern Procedure
- Does Increased Litigation Increase Justice in a Second-Best World?
- A Tamer Tort Law
- The Expansion of Modern U.S. Tort Law and Its Excesses
- Regulation, Taxation, and Litigation
- An English Lawyer Looks at American Contract Law
- Text versus Context
- Exit and the American Illness
- The Dramatic Rise of Consumer Protection Law
- How American Corporate and Securities Law Drives Business Offshore
- Corporate Crime, Overcriminalization, and the Failure of American Public Morality
- The Legacy of Progressive Thought
- The Rule of Law and China
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.
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