HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Legal scholarship in the lean years. “I expect that scholarship will receive less attention inside the legal academy. In the last two decades, scholarship became an ever-increasing priority for law schools because they had the resources to make it so. . . . I would guess that the new environment also will have at least some impact on the substance of legal scholarship. My thoughts are tentative, but here’s a prediction: The lean years will create pressures for scholarship to have more relevance to the bench and bar.”