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April 09, 2013 The Modern Law Library

‘Lawyer Bubble’ author discusses what the future looks like for today’s new lawyers

By Rachel M. Zahorsky

What does the future hold for today’s–and tomorrow’s–young lawyers? Steven Harper, author of the new book The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis speaks with ABA Journal reporter Rachel Zahorsky about his predictions, and how the glut of unemployed lawyers will affect the industry for years to come.

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The Diane Rehm Show: “Steven Harper: ‘The Lawyer Bubble’”

New York Journal of Books: “The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis”

Businessweek: “Big Law Firms Are in ‘Crisis,’ Retired Lawyer Says”

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Rachel M. Zahorsky
Steven J. Harper is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s Law School and Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences. He is a regular contributor to the American Lawyer and the author most recently of The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis and three previous books, including Crossing Hoffa: A Teamster’s Story and The Partnership: A Novel. After a 30-year career as a litigator, he recently retired from Kirkland & Ellis LLP—the firm he joined immediately upon graduation from Harvard Law School. Harper lives in Wilmette, Ill.