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The administrative apparatus of American law schools - indeed, the entire infrastructure of American law schools - seems to be expanding without end. Soon, one would think, administrators must outnumber all other participants in the educational process. Or so it has been said.

Is this a fair characterization of the facts of legal education? If so, what explains this trend? Does it describe a problem or an inevitable, even desirable, state of affairs? We endeavor to answer these questions, looking at the evidence at our disposal and the kinds of speculation that deans can do on short notice.



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