Antonin Scalia

Society cannot afford to have such a huge proportion of its best minds going into the law.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, commenting on the state of the legal profession at the 2012 Midyear Meeting of the American Bar Association in New Orleans.

(Justice Scalia comments on Biglaw’s flawed compensation system, after the jump.)

There’s something wrong with a system where getting someone just a little bit brighter is worth that kind of money.

– Justice Scalia, noting that with $250,000 clerkship bonuses, his former SCOTUS clerks make more money than he does.

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