Archive for December, 2007

Lawyers, Law Firms and the Stabilization of Transnational Business

Thursday, December 27th, 2007 at 11:11

Fabian Sosa and I have written a new paper, Lawyers, Law Firms and the Stabilization of Transnational Business. The paper can be found at my website and at SSRN. We welcome comments from interested readers. This is part of the research we have been doing at the SFB597 Institute for the Study of the Transformation […]






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What is a Court?

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007 at 13:24

Birkbeck Law School held a symposium on adjudication this week, organized by Linda Mulcahy with the help of the Journal of Law and Society. The main focus was “Courts and the Public Sphere” which was addressed by three papers presented by Judith Resnik of Yale Law School, Simon Roberts of LSE, and Linda Mulcahy. The […]






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Comparing Law, Lawyers, Soft Law and More

Sunday, December 9th, 2007 at 22:32

Last week I participated in an author meets critics forum at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London. The book in question was Comparative Law: A Handbook edited by Esin Örücü and David Nelken. Perhaps, as one of the contributors and audience members, William Twining, said, out of the four speakers (Nelken, Örücü, Woodman, […]






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Judges Returning to the Bar or Becoming Coal Miners

Monday, December 3rd, 2007 at 23:17

Is there a problem with judges retiring from the bench and returning to practice at the bar? If you are the minister for justice, the answer is yes. It is a bad thing. It has traditionally been so and we are not going to change it. So when judges retire and wish to embellish their […]






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The Temporality of Legal Practice

Saturday, December 1st, 2007 at 17:28

Two items read recently chime with each other. A survey by Citi quoted in Legal Week said non-equity partners are the least productive partners because they bill 100 hours less than equity partners and 150 less than associates. The second item is a new law business has opened in London called Axiom Legal, which hires […]






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