I was surfing through lawstudents.ca, and came across a post that linked to this article:
Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy
from the Journal of Legal Education, by Duncan Kennedy, a Harvard Law Prof.
I haven't read it yet, but I did a bit of perusing, and it looks to be an interesting read. I can't wait until I have the time (and the desire to sit and stare at my computer screen for that long) to read all 25 pages.