« on: December 27, 2013, 10:41:31 AM »
Online instructors are paid maybe a tenth of of what law professors get, also a shift to online means one does not need high maintenance libraries nor all those adminstrative employees. It means lean and mean competition in the law school business and lower tuition. That does not bode well for the dinosaurs at the ABA. There is also the same struggle going on in the business of law, disruptors like Avvo show that clients are not necessarily wed to the old school law firm model of providing legal services at $300 an hour. Most services, aside from court room litigation, can be provided via Internet. effectively and cheaper. This also means a blurring of jurisdictional lines which is the death knell for the state bars who are unable to effectively regulate due to their territorial based model from the 19th Century. The ABA and its allies will resist innovation until the market sends them to the dust bin of history along with the buggy whip and horse shoe.