Rennard Strickland

Rennard Strickland is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Law and dean emeritus at the University of Oregon School of Law and founding director of the University of Oklahoma Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy.

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The Lawyer Myth · A Defense of the American Legal Profession
By Rennard Strickland and Frank T. Read

“When you mentioned to family or friends that you were considering becoming a lawyer, you probably faced skepticism, if not serious criticism… You are undoubtedly asking yourself if three or four years of a rigorous and costly legal education is really worth the candle. For you … we add these final comments. We hope that they will reassure you, as well as your friends and family, that it is possible, as Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. proclaimed, ‘to live greatly in the law.’”

“An enlightening, convincing refutation of the myriad myths and misconceptions about lawyers and the legal system … highly readable and well–reasoned.”

The Oklahoma Observer