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Repeating the myth that the United States has 70 percent of the world's lawyers is very unfair to students who might be considering going to law school to join the legal profession. I find it very objectionable when the myth is so far from the facts.

The Wall Street Journal of Sept. 17, 1992, tells of a study by Professor Ray August of Washington State University that shows the United States actually has 9.4 percent of the world's 7.3 million lawyers.Bashing of lawyers is not the answer to our legal problems anymore than the bashing of any other group. We must find a method of correcting the problems that exist in our teaching profession, medical profession and other groups.

Matt A. Galt