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The Lawyer Bubble

10 am Tuesday on Focus: The Illinois State Bar Association is asking for a change in the way the state of Illinois educates attorneys.

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The Illinois State Bar Association is calling for changes in the way the state educates it attorneys. We’ll talk about the changes the association wants made and why. According to a new report,  the debt load students are graduating with is playing a big part in the decrease in available and affordable legal services in the state. Host Jim Meadows talks with  Illinois State Bar Association president John Thies about the problem.

Steven Harper, author of the new book “The Lawyer Bubble” and an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University’s School of Law and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, also joins us. He’ll tell us about what he believes is a problematic and growing gap between the goals of law schools and law firms.