Duncan - no disagreement on your points. What you are stating then (if I may) is that law is really just another specialized profession requiring additional education and certification (i.e. pass the bar). I agree. If law is not an elite highly-selective profession with a very high bar for admission, schools should stop charging tuition as if it is. I'm no elitist, I am a t3/4 grad who "survived" financially, personally, and professionally.