Emory International Law Review


Sabina Schiller


What David Wilkins has to say might scare the bejesus out of you. In a speech to the American Bar Association's ("ABA's") House of Delegates at the 2010 Annual Meeting, the Harvard law professor, speaking animatedly in an appropriately enthusiastic suit, admits precisely as much immediately before divulging to the crowded room that the American legal profession is currently undergoing substantial upheaval. The times are tumultuous, Wilkins intones. Our current but uncertain existence could ultimately reveal itself as amounting to an epic paradigm shift; alternatively, the current turmoil may just be a temporary blip, and the world may soon return to business as usual. But something big is definitely happening-and it's happening right now.