The upper level of the legal profession in the United States remains predominantly white and male. Underrepresented Americans can’t afford their so-called “equal justice under law.” Law school costs are not going down.

Deborah Rhode explores these and other problems in her new book, “The Trouble With Lawyers,” published this month. Rhode, who clerked for the late Justice Thurgood Marshall, teaches at Stanford Law School and is an occasional contributor to The National Law Journal.

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