Archive for December, 2009

The End of the Tournament? The Re-Organization and Re-Professionalization of Large Law Firms in the 21st Century

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 14:56

(Skyscraper farms–the new law firm?) I am writing an article for a sociology journal (hence the phraseology below) on large law firms in the 21st century. Here’s the abstract and any comments will be most welcome. Law has traditionally seen itself as unique among the professions in that it has been able to invoke notions […]






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Legal Services Act Breeds New Lawyers

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 13:37

(Thanks to New Yorker)






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Promoting and Protecting Human Rights in the UK

Friday, December 4th, 2009 at 18:02

(Thanks to PSU) The Westminster International Law and Theory Centre, and the Student Law Society are holding a public seminar on promoting and protecting human rights in the UK. Thursday 10 December 2009: 1400-1700. School of Law, Room 3.07, 4 Little Titchfield St, London W1W 7UW Attendance is free but spaces are limited. Book yours […]






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Reclaiming Professional Identity

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 at 18:35

(Thanks to Don Marquis-1933) Lawyers are worrying about the potential effects of “Tesco Law” when it hits the streets in 2011. Some have predicted that more than 1,000 law firms might be extinguished. One other impact, not normally talked about, will be the loss of professional identity or, worse, status. There’s no doubt we will […]






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