Philip K. Howard offers four ways to fix our broken legal system in this 2010 TED Talk. He explains that the work of doctors and teachers “has been paralyzed by fear of [law]suits” (Source). His argument is that we should make legal decisions based on their effects on society as a whole as opposed to on the individual. My favorite line comes at 16:45 where Howard says we must make judgments “based on EVERYBODY… not just on the disgruntled person. You can’t run a society by the lowest common denominator” (Source).
Unfortunately, with the sheer volume of lawyers running around, we’ll never get to Howard’s idealistic legal utopia. Daily Infographic explains The Law School Bubble in greater detail: