Archive for the ‘legal profession’ Category

The Future of Legal Services and Legal Education?

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 at 01:57

When one starts thinking about the intersection of legal services, the legal profession, and legal education, I honestly don’t think it’s too far removed from the Venn diagram above. On 13 December my good friend, Julian Webb (and also Paul Maharg), organised a legal services forum at Melbourne Law School to bring together academics, policy […]






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How do you feel about the future of the legal profession?

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 12:07

  (thanks to globallegalpost) Following the brouhaha of Jonathan Sumption’s remarks on equality and diversity in the legal profession and especially the higher judiciary–just be patient and wait 50 years–it’s time to find out what people think about their futures. For those of you interested in following up the debate on Sumption, it’s worth reading […]






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The New World Order for Lawyers and the Legal Profession(s)

Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at 14:26

(thanks to softpedia) When you google “new world order” you find weird stuff. This was among the least weird and I do like the film, V for Vendetta. I’ve written a piece for Jotwell on Ronit Dinovitzer & Bryant Garth, “Lawyers and the Legal Profession” (UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No 2015-19). It opens […]






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Relevance of Professionalism in a Post-Legal Services Act World

Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 19:09

  (thanks to wallyconger.com)  I’ve always admired “Duke” (or Hunter S Thompson as he’s known in the mundane world). For anyone who could consume the amount of drugs he did and yet write as brilliantly as he could must be professional. I have written a post for the legal profession section of Jotwell on Nick Robinson’s […]






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The Future of Legal Education: Are Legal Apprenticeships the Answer?

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 at 11:37

(Courtesy of the Guardian) I’ve published an article in the Guardian on legal apprenticeships which you can find here. Short version: I think they’re a good thing.  






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