Opinion: Legal profession’s monetary emphasis stymies justice

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(Photo: (c) 2011 Wes VanDinter)

While the core mission of the legal profession is the pursuit of justice, do its values and practices support that goal?

Syreeta Tyrell, a research assistant at the campus’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and a Berkeley Law grad, thinks not. In a blog post on the institute’s website, she says the profession’s monetary emphasis, and practical barriers to getting into law school and securing a job (for some), frustrate the dreams of the disadvantaged and ultimately create the conditions for greater injustice.

Read her blog post here.