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  • How Law School Makes You Love Money and Hate Justice


    Australian legal education is an indoctrination process by which morally righteous young people are converted into corporate, morally grey adults. The majority of law students are involved in this process. Most students enter law school believing in justice, self-sacrifice and public service, but leave believing in only money and power.

    This is the conclusion I reached after spending four years studying law schools in Australia. I went to great lengths to understand how this indoctrination process works, talking to many of the top law deans and dozens of law professors, and comparing their ideas on teaching to competing ideas in the UK, USA and Canada.