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There are 16 items matching keyword law firms:
- The Legal Profession in the United States, 3rd ed
Published: TBA, 1985
Summary: A historical and sociological overview of the American legal profession. Contains an annotated bibliography.
File size: 904 Kb, 45pp
- Law Firms
Published: Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives, 2007
Summary: A brief social history of the development of the modern law firm, large and small.
File size: 100 Kb, 9pp
- Socio-Legal Ethnography
Published: Theory and Method in Socio-Legal Research, 2005
Summary: The paper argues that in order to interpret meaningfully the complexity and contingency of law and society, then ethnography is the prime method that is able to achieve this.
File size: 70 Kb, 16pp
- Capital Markets, Globalisation and Global Elites
Published: Transnational Legal Processes - Globalisation and Power Disparities, 2002
Summary: Globalization is forcing various groups to come together to create a system of private ordering. Capital markets is used as an example of the interaction of elite law firms, investment banks.
File size: 416 Kb, 21pp
- Capital Markets: Those Who Can and Cannot Do the Purest Global Law
Published: Rules and Networks: The Legal Culture of Global Business Transactions, 2001
Summary: Argues that capital markets work is a function of law firm-bank relationships which MDPs and accounting firms have found difficult to break into.
File size: 283 Kb, 24pp
- Globalization of Professional Ethics? The Significance of Lawyers' International Codes of Conduct (with A. Boon)
Published: Legal Ethics, 1999
Summary: To what extent in the age of globalization is it possible to talk of a global legal ethics? The example of the International Bar Association is examined.
File size: 368 Kb, 29pp
codes of ethics
- Professionals Organizing Professionals: Comparing the Logic of US and UK Law Practice
Published: Transformation of Professional Organizations, 1999
Summary: The paper examines differences between collegial partnerships and managed partnership businesses. It uses ethnographic evidence from a study of a large law firm in Chicago and interview data from partners in City of London large law firms. It shows that MPB is fast becoming the norm for organizing law practices and that bureaucratic managerialism is helping to turn law firms into highly fissionable entities.
File size: 299 Kb, 29pp
- Legal Education, Globalization, and the New Imperialism
Published: The Law School - Global Issues, Local Questions, 1999
Summary: Legal education has begun to become a global phenomenon. US and UK law schools in particular portray themselves as the tribunes of the new legal educative imperialism. The example of NYU's Global Law School is used as an example to illustrate these new trends.
File size: 1.45 Mb, 32pp
- Megalawyering in the Global Order: The Cultural, Social and Economic Transformation of Global Legal Practice
Published: International Journal of the Legal Profession, 1996
Summary: The rise of the large global law firm is analyzed. The analysis covers the reach of large law firms, their different types of work, and the ways in which they construct legal arrangements to enable transnational business. This entails looking at what lawyers actually do. Professionalism and issues of multidisciplinary practice are also considered.
File size: 534 Kb, 46pp
- The Cultures of Globalization: Professional Restructuring for the International Market
Published: Professional Competition and Professional Power: Lawyers, Accountants and the Social Construction of Markets, 1995
Summary: An analysis of how large law firms became part of the globalization process at the end of the 20th century. The paper looks at how globalization and culture influence each other and how professional services are treated. It examines what law firms do in globalization and how the rise of the MDP was initially perceived as a challenge to the hegemony of the law firm. The paper has an enduring interest as the UK Clementi review of legal services revives many of the hopes and fears present at that time.
File size: 309 Kb, 31pp
- Shark Tanks, Sweatshops and the Lawyer as Hero? Fact as Fiction
Published: Journal of Law and Society, 1994
Summary: A study of the portrayal of lawyers in the new journalism.
File size: 111 Kb, 10pp
- Doing Business: The Management of Uncertainty in Lawyers' Work
Published: Law and Society Review, 1991
Summary: In order to manage lawyer-client relationships, lawyers have to manage uncertainty. This requires them to take various kinds of risks in their interactions with clients in order to appear professional and knowledgeable. Data from an ethnographic study are presented.
File size: 575 Kb, 32pp
lawyer client relationships
- Book Review: The Collegial Phenomenon: The Social Mechanisms of Cooperation Among Peers in a Corporate Law Partnership
Published: Legal Ethics, 2006
Summary: A review of Lazega's observation study of a corporate law firm in northeastern United States. Shows how partnerships are a series of interdependent resource networks.
File size: 28 Kb, 5pp
knowledge intensive firms
- Partnership and Professionalism: Resurgent Professionalism?
Published: Redirections in the Study of Expert Labour, 2007
Summary: The industrialization of legal practice is leading to an increased tension between professionalism and business as varieties of the prevailing ethos in large law firms. Using historical and biographical data of law firms this tension is examined with the result that professionalism is, on the legal profession's own terms, dying out. Only in rare niche, smaller firms can residues of professionalism be located.
File size: 108 Kb, 25pp
- Ambiguous Allegiances in the Lawyer-Client Relationship: The Case of Bankers and Lawyers
Published: TBA, 2009
Summary: The relationship between law firms and banks has a long history. Bankers and lawyers constantly work together on transactions so that their relationships are deep and enduring. Through the use of ethnography and interviews this paper examines this relationship and that of the lawyer and client. Because of the unusually tight relationship between bankers and lawyers, the lawyer-client relationship needs to be reconstituted. It is not possible to perceive it as merely a dyadic relationship; it is now multi-polar. Even though clients may be sophisticated repeat players, clients are caught up in a relationship where they will always be secondary to the primary relationship of banker and lawyer.
File size: 381Kb, 53pp
lawyer client relationships
- Lawyers as Sanctifiers: The Role of Elite Law Firms in International Business Transactions
Published: Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 2007
Summary: International large law firms are vital to the globalization of business transactions. Their role is generally ignored however. This paper analyzes their role using a theoretical gloss derived from Luhmann and the Jesuits. Various examples of transactional work are presented to illustrate the sanctification role.
File size: 364Kb, 33pp
fields of practice