Episode 166

Lawyers, Lawyers, and More Lawyers

February 28, 2019
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Law & Courts

In a democracy, government is supposed to represent the people. But Congress doesn’t exactly look like your average American. In fact, lawyers make up a huge number of our federal representatives, but only a small percent of the American population. Professor Adam Bonica unravels why we have so many lawyers in office, what fundraising has to do with it, and what it all means for how our government functions.

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