This shows that we have our priorities wrong as a country. That we have the highest per capita number of lawyers shows that more important professions such as nurses and doctors are not as attractive to students for whatever reasons.
2. Dmitry's right but
it's a free country and the market will sort it out. Lots of these newly minted lawyers will find the market glutted; maybe a few will retrain as nurses...
3. Can't stand the sight of blood?
The old joke is that, "A lawyer is a Jewish kid who could't stand the sight of blood."
The new joke is that, "A lawyers is a Jewish kid who couldn't do the hard work of advanced math and physics."
4. Israel seems following the american path..
l to have 200 times as many lawyers per 100000 citizens as Japan.
This is exactly the reason why US is having the highest incarceration rate in the world, the highest divorce rate in the world per www.nationsmaster.com.
and one of the lowest judicial accountability rating in the world.