Archive for November, 2009

Transforming Justice in the UK after 60 Years

Saturday, November 21st, 2009 at 12:50

This coming week I shall be in Portugal at a conference on the transformation on access to law and justice. I am giving a paper on the situation in the UK. The paper is available at or SSRN. The abstract says: It is the 60th birthday of legal aid in the UK. The question […]

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Shaking Up the Legal Profession

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 at 22:01

Whether the legal profession in the UK is screaming for pleasure or because of the agonizing pain is open to interpretation after two announcements today. The Legal Services Board announced and published its consultation paper on alternative business structures, titled, Alternative Business Structures: Approaches to Licensing. It’s 113 pages long so I haven’t read it […]

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Don’t Make Lists!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 at 21:40

(Thanks to Craven’s World) I met with a friend, Christine Parker, from Australia today and we talked about research and writing. We have both been dealing with a particular British journal that thrives on having each article submitted reviewed by as many reviewers as possible–5 in my case and 6 in hers. It’s not easy […]

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Korea Adopts Clementi?

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 at 21:40

(Thanks to Libraryman) According to the The Korea Herald (courtesy of American Lawyer) the government will introduce Clementi-style reforms to its legal profession. The Korean Development Institute, a think tank, recommended that a number of professions be compelled to relax their restrictive practices, i.e. deregulate. Among the measures promoted were investment by non-lawyers in law […]

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Jotwell Launches

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 at 10:25

Jotwell Launches Today Today is the official launch of Jotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots), a new online law journal that I am editing. At Jotwell you will find leading academics and practitioners providing short reviews of recent scholarship related to the law that the reviewer likes and thinks deserves a wide audience. […]

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