Archive for January, 2010

How Is Access to Essential Services Guaranteed?

Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 01:20

(Thanks to Daily Telegraph) Since my visit to CES in Coimbra, Portugal recently I’ve been thinking about the changing landscape of access to justice. For me the formal state system of courts has assumed a much less dominant role in the last 10 to 15 years. And even though legal aid in the UK has […]






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Lawyering in India

Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 22:53

(lawyers in India: thanks to BBC) An interesting blog post on lawyering in India came my way from exploring india:a blog about law, culture, and travel in india. The writer contrasts India and the US with the US having over a million lawyers (1 lawyer:300 persons) and India having 700,000 lawyers (1:1,125). Access to justice […]






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I Hate Jeremy Till

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 at 17:37

First thing–I don’t hate Jeremy Till. He is a very nice guy. It’s just that I read his book during the final stages of writing an article and it changed the way I thought about my topic which I didn’t want to happen. It’s not his fault: it was mine for reading it. The reason […]






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The Law: Business or Profession?

Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at 16:11

Julius Henry Cohen At a recent seminar on the professions a participant reminded me of a book I had referred to in passing that was written nearly a hundred years ago. I decided to hunt it out. New York City, 1916, a book with the provocative title, The Law: Business or Profession?, was published. It’s […]






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India Flies Ahead

Monday, January 11th, 2010 at 16:33

(James Law’s Cybertecture Egg for Mumbai) India is traditionally protectionist towards its legal profession. Foreign law firms aren’t permitted and have been rebuffed when they tried to enter the market. Moreover, government moves to liberalising the legal market have stalled. Two areas in the Indian legal market are growing: law firms and LPOs. Indian law […]






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