Patrick Schiltz, an associate professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School, may be about to become the legal profession’s Public Enemy No. 1. His upcoming law review article, “On Being a Happy, Healthy, and Ethical Member of an Unhappy, Unhealthy, and Unethical Profession,” is a scorching look at two of the trends Schiltz finds most disturbing in big-firm practice: long hours and an obsession with money. The article will be printed in Vanderbilt Law Review this May.

Schiltz isn’t just another dreamy ivory tower scholar. He graduated from Harvard Law School, clerked for Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, and spent three years as a partner at Minneapolis’s Faegre & Benson. He spoke with The American Lawyer assistant editor Mark Rambler last month.

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