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Justadvice: Studying Law In Snapshots, Brenda Bratton Blom, Leigh Maddox Aug 2013

Justadvice: Studying Law In Snapshots, Brenda Bratton Blom, Leigh Maddox

Faculty Scholarship

Access to legal services continues to be a critical need in the United States. Clinical programs in law schools are part of responding to the demand for these services, but often face the challenge of filling gaps left by larger programs serving the poor or responding to unique legal needs. JustAdvice was designed to provide limited advice to a broad range of people with legal needs, unbundling those services where possible. The story of the development, implementation and transformation of the program into a teaching, triage and referral system that importantly links multiple organizations and services is the core of ...


Women In The Legal Profession, 1970-2010: A Study Of The Global Supply Of Lawyers, Ethan Michelson Jul 2013

Women In The Legal Profession, 1970-2010: A Study Of The Global Supply Of Lawyers, Ethan Michelson

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

This article represents the first effort to measure the changing global supply and composition of lawyers over a period of several decades. In it I assemble data on lawyer populations and gender compositions from eighty-six countries and use them to calculate estimates for the rest of the world in order to paint a truly global picture of the changing supply of lawyers in general and of female lawyers in particular. Most of the data supporting my analyses come from a unique and hitherto untapped source: individual-level census data. Results reveal a clear sequence in the global process of lawyer feminization ...


Time For A Top-Tier Law School In Arkansas, Richard J. Peltz-Steele Jun 2013

Time For A Top-Tier Law School In Arkansas, Richard J. Peltz-Steele

Richard J. Peltz-Steele

A simple change in state law could improve the quality of legal education in Arkansas and the quality of legal services available to our consumers - and save significant amounts of taxpayers' money. With an Afterword on academic freedom. Also available from Advance Arkansas Institute website.


Advocating For A Civil Right To Counsel In New York State, Kathryn G. Madigan Apr 2013

Advocating For A Civil Right To Counsel In New York State, Kathryn G. Madigan

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


From The Great Depression To The Great Recession: (Non-)Lawyers Practicing Deregulated Law, Michael A. Bush Apr 2013

From The Great Depression To The Great Recession: (Non-)Lawyers Practicing Deregulated Law, Michael A. Bush

West Virginia Law Review

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The Trouble With Lawyer Regulation, James E. Moliterno Jan 2013

The Trouble With Lawyer Regulation, James E. Moliterno

Faculty Scholarship

The American legal profession has been a backward-looking, change-resistant institution. It has failed to adjust to changes in society, technology, and economics, despite individual lawyers' efforts to change their own practices and entrepreneurs' efforts to enter the legal marketplace to serve the needs of middle- and lower-income clients. When change does come, the legal profession is a late- arriver, usually doing no better than catching up to changes around it that have already become well ensconced. This failure robs society of what could be a positive role of the legal profession in times of change, and it deprives the profession ...


The Job Gap, The Money Gap, And The Responsibility Of Legal Educators, Deborah Jones Merritt Jan 2013

The Job Gap, The Money Gap, And The Responsibility Of Legal Educators, Deborah Jones Merritt

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

Today’s law school graduates face a grim prospect: more than half of them will not make a career practicing law. Some of those graduates will enjoy jobs in fields allied with law, but many will settle for work with little connection to the degree they earned. Many of the graduates who land lawyer jobs, meanwhile, will struggle with other limits: stagnant salaries, contingent work, and few promotions. Some number of graduates, the ones who win the legal employment lottery, will build satisfying, remunerative careers as lawyers; there is still good work to be done in law. But the percentage ...


The Landscape Of The Legal Professions In Europe And The Usa: Continuity And Change, Xiaomeng Zhang Jan 2013

The Landscape Of The Legal Professions In Europe And The Usa: Continuity And Change, Xiaomeng Zhang

Law Librarian Scholarship

Overall, all articles in the book are thoroughly researched, documented, and presented with in-depth scholarly analyses. Although it is entitled The Landscape of the Legal Professions in the Europe and the USA, the European focus is apparent and dominant. On the other hand, comparative methodology is employed in most of the articles, either through a comparison of Europe nations and the United States, or through comparisons and contrasts among European countries. It will be of invaluable assistance to scholars interested in legal professions and legal system specifically and foreign and comparative law in general. It will be a great addition ...


Creating An International Network Of Lawyer Regulators: The 2012 International Conference Of Legal Regulators, Laurel S. Terry Dec 2012

Creating An International Network Of Lawyer Regulators: The 2012 International Conference Of Legal Regulators, Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

This short article provides an overview of the first-ever "International Conference of Legal Regulators," which was held in London in September 2012. It includes background information about the history of the London conference, identifies some of the London programs and attendees, and provides links to the website on which the London Conference materials are posted. The article also includes a brief discussion of the benefits that an international network might provide and explains that international networks are common in other regulated fields. Finally, this article provides information about the upcoming second International Conference of Legal Regulators, which will be held ...


Trends In Global And Canadian Lawyer Regulation, Laurel S. Terry Dec 2012

Trends In Global And Canadian Lawyer Regulation, Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

Globalization and technology have changed the practice of law in dramatic ways. This is true not only in the U.S. and Canada, but around the world. Global regulatory trends have begun to emerge as lawyer regulators have had to respond to new developments. In 2012, Australian regulators Steve Mark and Tahlia Gordon and the author, who is a U.S. academic, documented some of these global trends in lawyer regulation. See Laurel S. Terry, Steve Mark, & Tahlia Gordon, Trends and Challenges in Lawyer Regulation: The Impact of Globalization and Technology, 80 Fordham L. Rev. 2661 (2012). Their article concluded ...


Transnational Legal Practice (International)[2010-2012], Laurel S. Terry Dec 2012

Transnational Legal Practice (International)[2010-2012], Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

This article covers three years of Transnational Legal Practice developments outside of the US. (It is the companion piece to 47 Int'l Law. 499 (2013) which discusses US developments.) This article discusses the approval of an Alternative Business Structure licensing system by the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority and its subsequent issuance of ABS licenses. The second section reviews the emergence of the “Troika” as a new regulatory influence in Europe, citing as an example the joint ABA-CCBE letter to the IMF. (The Troika refers to the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, and the European Commission.) The third ...


The Revised Handbook About The Gats General Agreement On Trade In Services For International Bar Association Member Bars, Laurel S. Terry Dec 2012

The Revised Handbook About The Gats General Agreement On Trade In Services For International Bar Association Member Bars, Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

The Revised GATS Handbook updates the Handbook that was published ten years ago by the International Bar Association (IBA). The goal of the revised Handbook is to enable IBA Member Bars to understand their jurisdiction’s current GATS obligations and to enable them to meaningfully engage with each other and with their government representatives regarding the current GATS negotiations that are taking place under the auspices of the World Trade Organization. The IBA’s Revised GATS Handbook reviews the substantive provisions of the GATS; explains how these GATS substantive provisions apply in the context of legal services; sets forth some ...


Transnational Legal Practice (United States) [2010-2012], Laurel S. Terry Dec 2012

Transnational Legal Practice (United States) [2010-2012], Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

This article covers three years of Transnational Legal Practice developments in the U.S. (It is the companion article to 47 Int’l Lawyer 485 (2013) which discusses transnational legal practice developments outside of the U.S.) This article begins by briefly reviewing the uncertainty about the future of U.S. legal education and legal services. The next section discusses the proposals and changes that emanated from the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20, which was tasked with evaluating what changes were needed in light of globalization and technology developments. The third section of this article discusses the Uniform Bar ...


Reflections On U.S. Policies Regarding 'Effective Regulation And Discipline' And Foreign Lawyer Mobility: Has The Time Come To Talk About The Elephant In The Room?, Laurel S. Terry Dec 2012

Reflections On U.S. Policies Regarding 'Effective Regulation And Discipline' And Foreign Lawyer Mobility: Has The Time Come To Talk About The Elephant In The Room?, Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

The ABA has adopted four model policies that address, in one way or another, the issue of foreign lawyer mobility. These policies are the ABA Model Foreign Legal Consultant Rule, which is commonly known as the FLC rule, the ABA Model Rule for Temporary Practice by Foreign Lawyers, which is commonly known as the FIFO rule, ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 5.5, which permits foreign lawyers to serve as in-house counsel, and the ABA Model Rule on Pro Hac Vice Admission. All four of the ABA’s foreign lawyer mobility recommendations include a requirement that the mobile foreign ...


Trends In Global Lawyer Regulation, Laurel S. Terry Dec 2012

Trends In Global Lawyer Regulation, Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

These 2013 slides summarize and categorize trends in global discussions of lawyer regulation. These slides use the "who-what-when-where-why-and-how" structure set forth in two law review articles in order to discuss changes in lawyer regulation that are happening around the world or that are the subject of discussion. The articles on which these slides are based are: Laurel S. Terry, Steve Mark, Tahlia Gordon, Trends and Challenges in Lawyer Regulation: The Impact of Globalization and Technology, 80 Fordham L. Rev. 2661 (2012), https://works.bepress.com/laurel_terry/6/, and Laurel S. Terry, Trends in Global and Canadian Lawyer Regulation, 76 Saskatchewan ...