Archive for October, 2011

I Really Do Want to Be a Lawyer

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at 16:35

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Becoming a Global Lawyer

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 at 20:20

Peter Lederer and I have put our first joint paper on SSRN. The title is “Becoming a Global Lawyer” and it is based on interviews I have conducted with Peter. The paper’s abstract says Using oral history we track the rise of legal globalization through the experience of an early partner in Baker & McKenzie, […]






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Law Firms Forget Their Culture at Their Peril

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 at 23:03

(Thanks to Martin Rowson) Jotwell has just published my review of Milton Regan’s chapter on Taxes and Death: The Rise and Demise of an American Law Firm in Austin Sarat’s edited collection, Law Firms, Legal Culture, and Legal Practice, 52  Stud. in Law, Politics, and Society 107 (special issue) (2010), available at SSRN. Here is […]






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How’s Your EQ? Are You Good at Relationships?

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 at 15:50

  I’ve been talking at a symposium on globalization and the legal profession at Fordham Law School in New York. We talked a lot about how lawyers and law firms depend on relationships in order to succeed. Are they good at forming and maintaining relationships? On the whole, yes, but it can be fickle. One […]






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Lawyers on Tap or Lawyers’ Water Torture

Sunday, October 16th, 2011 at 19:32

  It is a truth seldom told to students, but the legal profession is facing its most profound changes. As the recent UCL debate on legal education showed, legal academics are frightened by the future. So much so, they refuse to acknowledge it. Life will continue the same. It won’t. Although October 6 was meant […]






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