Thursday, February 08, 2007

Young Lawyers as Proletariat

David Luban

A few days ago, I posted here on the subject of large law firms, suggesting that they may be one economic institution that closely fits Marx's analysis of industrial capitalism. I've learned that this argument was developed in greater detail in Douglas Litowitz, The Destruction of Young Lawyers (University of Akron Press, 2005), especially the section entitled "Associate = Wage-Slave Employed at Will," pp. 74-87.