Law: Failing Marks

Is the legal system working?

"There is far too much law for those who can afford it and far too little for those who cannot." That trenchant, if familiar, complaint was voiced last week by Harvard President Derek Bok, in his annual report to the university's board of overseers. During his twelve years in office, Bok has often employed the report as a forum for speaking out on broad social issues (among previous topics: the need for professional education in the field of public sevice, the relationship between the university and government). This year's installment, one of his most challenging...

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