Two words: undocumented immigrants.
Law schools have evolved nicely in the field of taking lawyers from overseas and selling them on LLMs that are so versatile you can use them on interstellar dust clouds.
But consider recent developments in California. Here is an article about an undocumented immigrant in California who has recently gained the privilege to practice law and fill the desperately-under-served legal community in California.
“We’re all in search of the American dream, of making that American dream a reality, and all of you are going to do it,” said Sergio Covarrubias Garcia...
On Feb. 1, thanks to a ruling of the California Supreme Court, Garcia was sworn in as a lawyer, the first undocumented immigrant allowed to practice law in California...
The state court’s decision opens the door to other undocumented immigrants to become lawyers. “Perhaps some of you want to go to law school. And now I am happy and I am proud to tell you that door is wide open for you,” said Garcia, as students in the audience cheered.Welcome, friends! Or, shall I say, [upside down exclamation point]bienvenidos, amigos!
Meanwhile, elsewhere in California, minorities are finding racial problems at UCLA.
Legal training is, for some, one of the best pathways to financial success in a capitalist society. For African Americans, legal training means much more, since it is so directly linked to our ability to fight for fundamental rights.Indeed. Obviously, there's a need for a greater proportion of minorities in America's law schools. Lord knows white people just won't stop being special snowflakes, so if we really want to ratchet up minority presence in our law schools, it might be high time to look to other places to supplement the domestic pool of minorities.
The solution to these problems is simple. Now that citizenship is not really necessary to practice law here, we need to open up the gates for everyone across the world. There are all sorts of wonderful foreign peoples that our law schools can saddle with law degrees. Just bring 'em in by the plane-load and say they're "undocumented" and have been there for twenty years! Law schools, to date, have been not nearly aggressive enough in tapping this potential market.
"Why, that fine group of fifty 23-year old Botswanans living in my boathouse? Oh, they're all cousins and their grandmother brought them over when she came to work as a housekeeper for the previous property owners and the paperwork was lost in a terrible fire. And yes, they ALL want to go to law school."
The possibilities here are only limited by the finite bounds of Earth and the imagination of law school administrators. And by assisting everyone with a college degree to gain an America-style legal education, law school administrators would be bolstering their claim of literally helping to bring justice to every corner of the world. Just like Superman.