As law school graduations commence throughout the country, and the prophets of law school doom predict the end of lawyers and law schools, a paradox exists: Thousands of graduating law students are without jobs and yet tens of millions of Americans face their legal problems without a lawyer. To this paradox add another twist. Work for low- and middle-income people is rewarding, professionally and personally, if not financially.

The reality, however, is that only through increased financial support for legal services for low- and moderate-income people can we place this supply of eager recent graduates where they are most needed, and where they can have fulfilling careers.

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