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Northwestern University Law Review : Colloquy : 2007 : Lininger

From Park Place to Community Chest:  Rethinking Lawyers' Monopoly

By Tom Lininger

Editor's Note: This week we deviate from our standard Colloquy Essays and Posts format to publish a special feature, a Review Essay forthcoming in the Northwestern University Law Review.  In this Essay, Professor Tom Lininger reviews Pro Bono in Principle and in Practice:  Public Service and the Professions by Deborah L. Rhode, and pleads to the legal community to exceed Prof. Rhode's rather modest suggestions for curing our current pro bono crisis.  He suggests several courses of action aimed at mitigating our current dearth—indisputable whether measured against other professions or other nations—of altruistic legal representation, including greater focus in law schools and a mandatory minimum hours of pro bono commitment by members of state bars.

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Cite As:  101 Nw. U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2007), 101 Nw. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 155 (2007),

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