University of Miami Law Review


Marc Galanter


Professor Galanter suggests that the traditional approach to providing legal services in terms of demand (legal needs) and supply (lawyer's services) is inadequate and that alternative methods of providing the benefits of law to everyone must be developed. Arguing that the inequities of the present system stem from the fact that litigation generally pits an individual party against an organizational party with the organization enjoying a sizable advantage, the author suggests that such alternatives as simple and accessible public forums, private sector tribunals, aggressive champions, more competent and organized parties, as well as various forms of augmented legal services may replace the delivery of traditional lawyers' services as the responsibility of the legal profession.