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For all those who missed the Frauenchiemsee meeting of the Legal Profession Group, here the link to the videostreams of presentations we have recorded. Maybe you can also use some of it in your teaching. As we could only record in one room, you find all the plenaries and the videostreams of the presentations in the bigger room we had. Sorry for all the pearls we could not collect. I also attach the agenda of the meeting and the list of the videostreams.

All the best
Ulrike

 

http://www.fernuni-hagen.de/videostreaming/rewi/ls_haratsch/legalprofession14.shtml

 

Legal Profession Group Meeting 2014

Frauenchiemsee July 6-9, 2014

1 Legal Profession

2 Legal Professional Values and Identities

3 Family Justice Procedure

4 Women/Gender in the Legal Profession

5 Author Meets Reader

 

Vom 6.-9.7.2014 hatte die International Working Group for the Comparative Studies of Legal Professions ihr zweijährlich stattfindendes Treffen in der Abtei Frauenwörth in Frauenchiemsee.  Organisiert worden ist es vom „Chair“ der Gruppe, Ulrike Schultz, Akademische Oberrätin am Lehrstuhl für Deutsches und Europäisches Verfassungs- und Verwaltungsrecht sowie Völkerrecht, Prof. Dr. Andreas Haratsch, tatkräftig unterstützt von Ina Schultz, Projekt JurPro. Sie hatten auch schon das vorhergehende Treffen vom 1.-4.7.2012 in Haus Schlesien in Königswinter organisiert. 61 Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus 14 Ländern (Kanada, USA, Australien, Türkei, Syrien, Israel, Japan, Niederlande, Belgien, UK, Portugal, Frankreich, Finnland und Deutschland) hatten eine zum Teil um den halben Globus reichende Reise nach Bayern angetreten.

Diese Working Group der Internationalen rechtssoziologischen Vereinigung RCSL hat sich 1980 gegründet, die juristischen Berufe der Welt sowohl gesellschaftspolitisch und rechtlich wie aus professions- und organisationssoziologischer Sicht vergleichend zu studieren und zur Theoriebildung beizutragen. Bei den Treffen, dieses war das 16., werden aktuelle Entwicklungen referiert und analysiert. Es finden regelmäßig Sitzungen statt zur Praxis und zum Standesrecht der Berufe, zur Juristenausbildung, zum International Lawyering, zur Familienrechtspraxis, zur staatlichen Finanzierung von Rechtsbeistand und zu Genderfragen. Im Zeitalter von Diversity sind in den Fokus gerückt Fragen der Professional Values and Identities und im Zuge globaler Rechtshilfe und Demokratisierungsprozesse das Thema Lawyers and Legal Imperialism. Im Laufe der Zeit sind viele Publikationen aus der Arbeit der Gruppe hervorgegangen. Die Untergruppe Women/Gender in the Legal Profession, die seit vielen Jahren von Ulrike Schultz geleitet wird, hat zwei große Sammelbände zusammengestellt: Women in the World´s Legal Professions (2003) und Gender and Judging (2013), beide bei Hart Publications in Oxford erschienen. Hinzukommen viele kleinere Publikationen. Aktuell wird im Kontext des an der FernUniversität laufenden Projekts JurPro ein Sammelband zu „First Women Law Professors and Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy“ vorbereitet.

Einige der Sitzungen in Frauenchiemsee sind wie auch schon in Königswinter aufgezeichnet worden und werden als Videostreams ins Netz gestellt.

Weitere Informationen:
http://rcsl.iscte.pt/rcsl_wg_professions.htm

http://iwglp.wordpress.com/

http://www.fernuni-hagen.de/jurpro/

http://www.fernuni-hagen.de/videostreaming/rewi/ls_haratsch/20140627.shtml

 

 

 

 

Legal Profession Group Meeting

 

Frauenchiemsee July 6-9, 2014

 

 

Sunday, July 6th  

 

  1. 00 – 19.00 Registration
  2. 00 Dinner at “Inselhotel zur Linde”

 

 

Monday, July 7th

 

  1. 00 – 08.45 Breakfast at “Klosterwirt”

 

  1. 45 Welcome

 

  1. 50 – 10.20 Plenary 1

                                   

 

Legal Profession 1:

Professional Innovations and Influences: Agents of Change

 

Introduction

 

Matthias Kilian (Germany): The Legal Profession in Germany – an Update

 

Susan Le Mire, Zoe Rathus (Australia):

News from the Antipodes

 

Avrom Sherr (England):

“The Selfie, without Self-Regulation” Can Representative bodies see themselves as others see them?

 

Mavis Maclean (England):

Delivery of Family Justice in Late Modern Societies.

 

 

  1. 20 – 10.35 Coffee break

 

  1. 35 – 12.05 Plenary 2

 

 

Legal Profession 2:

Professional Innovations and Influences: European and International Aspects

 

Helen Hartnell (USA/Germany):

European Legal Elites: Building the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: Amsterdam, Tampere and Civil Justice

 

 

Ole Hammerslev (Denmark):

Assisting State Reform in Post-Cold War Eastern Europe: Western lawyer involvement in Eastern Europe

 

Sara Dezelay (France/Germany):

Law professionals and legal practices on the African continent: colonial legacies and dynamics of internationalization

 

Bev Baines (Canada):

Refusing to License Evangelical Christian Law Graduates, Feminism, and the Constitution: Canada’s 21st Century Controversy.

 

 

 

  1. 00 – 13.00 Buffet Lunch at “Klosterwirt” (the Subgroup heads meet over lunch)

 

  1. 00 – 14.30 Parallel sessions

 

Maybe we have to switch rooms with these 2 sessions

Women/Gender in the Legal Profession 1

 

Chair: Harriet Silius (Finland)

 

Ligia Afonso (Portugal):

Gender Aspects of Work Experiences and Job Satisfaction of Legal Practitioners. Evidence from Portugal

 

Margaret Thornton (Australia):

The conundrum of balancing work and life in large law firms in Australia

 

Richard Collier (England):

Rethinking Wellbeing in the Legal Profession (Or what do we talk about, when we talk about ‘wellbeing’ in law?)

Legal Profession 2:

A New Period of Change in the English Legal Profession

 

Chair: Matthias Kilian

 

Linda Haller (Australia):

Abolition of Immunity in the UK in 2000 and its effects on legal practice

 

Arnold Rose (England):

The English Legal Profession: slow change

 

Lisa Webley (England):

Legal professional deregulation, new entrants and legal ethics in England and Wales

 

Matthias Kilian (Germany) (comments):

Comparative Aspects: lawyers´ liability, legal protection insurance and third party financing of lawyers´ fees in Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. 30 – 15.30 Short tour around the island and coffee break

 

 

 

  1. 30 – 17.00 Parallel sessions

 

Legal Education / Women/Gender in the Legal Profession 

Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy

 

Chair: Erika Rackley (England)

 

Fiona Cownie (England):

Claire Palley, the first female law professor in the UK: an Archerian analysis

 

Leny de Groot (The Netherlands):

The first female law professor in the Netherlands

 

Ulrike Schultz (Germany):

Gender constructions and traditions: The stony way for women in the legal academy in Germany

 

Legal Aid

 

 

 

 

Chair: Alan Paterson (Scotland)

 

Avrom Sherr (England):

Never mind the quality, feel the width

 

Ab Currie (Canada):

What Everyday Legal Problems Cost

 

Alan Paterson (Scotland):

Joined up thinking: Quality assurance and the regulation of legal aid lawyers

 

 

 

 

 

  1. 00 – 17.15 Coffee Break
  2. 15 – 19.00 Parallel sessions

 

Legal Professional Values and Identities 1

Transformations

 

Chair: Rosemary Hunter (England/Australia)

 

Hillary Sommerlad (England):

Pussy Riot: show trials and the New Lawyer

 

Simon Rice (Australia):

Resilience and motivation among community legal centre lawyers in Australia

 

Rakesh Anand (USA):

On the legitimacy of religious lawyering

 

Susan Carle (USA):

Consequences of the Exclusion of African American Women from the Legal Profession prior to 1920

 

Judiciary

       Chair: Tony Bradney

 

Nienke Doornbos (The Netherlands):

Loyalty within the judiciary

 

Verda Irtis (Turkey).

Does a court create an identity? A study on the juvenile court judges in Turkey

 

Gözde Aytemur (Turkey):

The interdependency between professional identity of prosecutors and social relations in Turkey: an isolation story

 

Bruce Green (USA):

Reforming the regulation of the prosecutors: A slightly comparative perspective

 

  1. 00 – 20.30 Buffett dinner at “Klosterwirt”
  2. 30 – 21.30 Evening Meeting: 30 years after Bellagio – The history of the legal profession group – Report on the past 4 years

Election of new chair, planning of future work and next meeting

           

                                                                              

Tuesday, July 8th

 

  1. 00 – 08.45 Breakfast at “Klosterwirt”

 

  1. 45 – 10.15 Parallel sessions

 

Legal Profession 3

Aspects of Practice

 

Chair: Avrom Sherr (England)

 

Wes Pue (Canada):

Professional innovations from outside the metropolis: 19th century Birmingham and early 20th century Winnipeg

 

Eyal Katvan (Israel):

Solo Dancers: Solo Practitioners in Israel

 

Ina Pick (Germany):

Lawyer-client interaction from a linguistic point of view

 

Ethics, Deontology 1           

General Issues

 

Chair: Leny de Groot (The Netherlands)

 

Stefan Rutten, Bernard Hubeau, Jean van Houtte (Belgium):

Misconduct of Lawyers: The discipline of a legal profession (Belgium)

 

Lynn Mather (USA):

A new look at lawyers´ ethics in the U.S.

 

Rob Rosen (USA):

Legal Independence and Legal Ethics

 

 

 

  1. 15 – 10.30 Coffee break
  2. 30 – 12.00 Plenary 2

 

 

Author meets Reader

 

Author: Alan Paterson (Scotland):

Final Judgment. The Last Law Lords and the Supreme Court. Oxford: Hart 2013

 

Chair: Ulrike Schultz

 

Readers:

Tony Bradney, England

Mavis Maclean, England

Margaret Thornton, Australia

Ulrike Schultz, Germany

Ole Hammerslev, Denmark

 

  1. 00 – 13.00 Buffett Lunch at “Klosterwirt”
  2. 45 – 14.15 Parallel sessions

 

 

Ethics, Deontology 2

Work Climate

 

Chair: Lynn Mather (USA)

 

Christine Parker (Australia):

Ethical Well-being in the Legal Profession: Let´s make the personal politics

 

Gabriele Plickert (Germany), Benoit Bastard (France), Anne Boigeol (France):

A Comparative study of the legal profession in France and Germany through the lens of ethics

 

Susan Le Mire (Australia):

Are Lawyers Bullies? Interacting in a professional workplace

 

Legal Education

 

 

Chair: Fiona Cownie (England)

 

Rosemary Auchmuty (England):

Paradoxes of the English Law School

 

Maureen Spencer (England):

The state, the university and liberal legal education.

 

Stefan Machura (England and Wales/ Germany):

Law students’ trust in the courts and the police

 

  1. 15 – 14.30 Coffee break
  2. 30 – 16.00 Parallel sessions

 

 

Legal Professional Values and Identities 2   

“New” Lawyers and Judges

 

Chair: Hillary Sommerlad

 

Rosemary Hunter:

Judicial Diversity and the New Judge

 

Steven Vaughan:

Gay lawyers and the English legal profession

 

Theresa Lynch:

Black and Minority Ethnic Students and Mooting at Birmingham Law School: A Discussion Inspired by Basil Bernstein

 

Women/Gender in the Legal Profession 3

Gender (In)Justice

Chair: Margaret Thornton

 

Harriet Silius (Finland):

Is intersectionality the solution to make sense of addressing inequalities?

 

Yayo Okano (Japan):

Constitutionalism in a Crisis: Reactionary Politics and its Effects on Gender Politics in Japan

 

Atsuko Miwa (Japan):

Gender Justice or Retention of Public Order and Morals? From Cases of Japanese courts

 

Yoko Naito (Japan):

Solo-Mothers living with the Fear of “State of Nature”: the Influence of Family Law and Images of Marriage in Japan

 

  1. 15 Meeting at the Boat Landing
  2. 25 Departure for Herrenchiemsee
  3. 35 Arrival at Herrenchiemsee

15 mins walk to the castle of King Ludwig II of Bavaria

Those who have problems to walk can take a horse carriage.
There are also wheel chairs available at the Information Desk at the landing.

We recommend those to rather take the boat at 15.35.

 

  1. 00 Guided Tour in English Language through the castle
  2. 00 Walk through the park to “Schlosshotel”
  3. 30 Welcome drinks
  4. 00 Dinner at “Schlosshotel” (3 choices: meat, fish, vegetarian)
  5. 45 Walk from “Schlosshotel” to Boat Landing
  6. 00 Boat back to Frauenchiemsee

 

 

Wednesday, July 9th

 

  1. 00 – 08.45 Breakfast at “Klosterwirt”
  2. 45 – 10.15 Parallel sessions

 

Family, Policy and the Law

Session Family Justice Procedure

 

Chairs: Benoit Bastard (France) and Mavis Maclean (England)

 

Mavis Maclean (England):

Lawyers and mediators: conflict or convergence?

 

Bregje Dijksterhuis (The Netherlands):

Users´ opinion about online self-help tools on alimony payment

 

Zoe Rathus (Australia):

The unscientific use of science by lawyers in the family law system in Australia

Women/Gender in the Legal Profession 3

Gender and Judging

Chair: Atsuko Miwa

 

Rosemary Hunter (England) and Erika Rackley (England):

When to be a Feminist: Lady Hale´s Judgments on the UK Supreme Court

 

Monique Cardinal (Canada/Syria):

Challenging the System: Women judges and public prosecutors before and after the Syrian Revolution of 2011

Keiko Sawa (Japan):

The Role of Women Lawyers in Gender Issues in Japan

 

 

  1. 15 – 10.30 Coffee Break
  2. 30 – 11.45 Last session

 

Women/Gender in the Legal Profession 4

Images of Women Lawyers

Chair: Ulrike Schultz (Germany)

Stefan Machura ( England and Wales/ Germany):

Liberalism and Law in the TV-series “The Good Wife”

 

 

Peter Robson (Scotland):

The analysis of the representation of women lawyers on TV to contrast 21st century portrayals in the UK

 

  1. 00 End of the Meeting

 

The sub-group was established by Hilary Sommerlad and Kim Economides in 2006 at the bi-annual meeting of the Working Group on Legal Professions, held that year in Peyresq, France. The sub-group’s theme reflected Hilary’s research into professional identity formation, and Kim’s work on legal ethics.

Since 2006 the sub-group has generated a wide ranging and lively engagement with its themes from speakers in many different jurisdictions.  Its first meeting was held in 2007 at the International Congress of Sociology of Law, Humboldt University, Berlin. There were 2 sessions, and papers were presented by Leny de Groot; Ernestine Kohne; Kim Economides; Lisa Webley; Cynthia Epstein; and Hilary Sommerlad, addressing a range of topics from identity formation and ethics amongst judges and ’cause lawyers’ to the role of narrative in law firms in forming ethical behaviour.

At the 2010 Meeting of the Working Group (held in Gif sur Yvette, Paris) there were presentations from Adrian Evans, Lisa Webley, Adelheid Kühne; Hilary Sommerlad; Ruth Djordjevic and Paula Fernando. The papers addressed a range of themes including how ethical behaviour amongst lawyers might be assessed, the casualisation of legal labour markets and the impact on identity, and stress and strain experienced by civil and family lawyers.

In 2011, as a result of his re-location to New Zealand and the responsibilities of his new post, Kim left the group; he is now Dean of Flinders Law School, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia: kim.economides@flinders.edu.au

The sub-group had one session at the 2012 Meeting (Haus Schlesien, Bonn), in which the following papers were presented: Hilary Sommerlad: ‘Bleached out’ professionalism versus white macho masculinities, pathologies of black masculinities or black professionalism? How to succeed as a black male solicitor’; Anna Krajewska: ‘Law experts? The role of lawyers providing service to local governments in Poland’; Lisa Webley: ‘Diversity and the Legal Profession: The Importance of the ‘Right’ Academic Background’; Rob Rosen: ‘The Law: Business or One of the Professions?’

At this year’s meeting in Frauenchiemsee July 6-9, 2014, the panel will have two sessions:

1)       

  • Hilary Sommerlad: Pussy Riot: show trials and the New Lawyer
  • Simon Rice: Resilience and motivation among community legal centre lawyers in Australia
  • Rakesh Anand: On the legitimacy of religious lawyering
  • Susan Carle: Consequences of the Exclusion of African American Women from the Legal Profession prior to 1920

2)       

  • Rosemary Hunter: Judicial Diversity and the New Judge
  • Steven Vaughan: Gay lawyers and the English legal profession
  • Theresa Lynch: Black and Minority Ethnic Students and Mooting at Birmingham Law School: A Discussion Inspired by Basil Bernstein

Steven Vaughan and Theresa Lynch are members of the Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER), Birmingham Law Schoolhttp://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/CEPLER/index.aspx,   which Hilary moved to as Research Director in April 2013.  Professional identity and values are key themes of the Centre, and we are always pleased to hear from colleagues who would like to visit us.  The Centre’s first book is due to be published in late 2014 by Hart:  The Futures of Legal Education and the Legal Profession http://www.hartpublishingusa.com/books/search.asp?st=2&s=The+Futures+of+Legal+Education+and+the+Legal+Profession, and pre-orders can now be made on Hart’s website.  Hilary is also Articles Editor of Legal Ethics – see http://www.hartjournals.co.uk/le/index.html – and of course welcomes submissions on professional values and identities.

Ideas for panels at future meetings or research collaborations on any issue relating to professional identity and professional values would also be most welcome – to be sent to Dr. Hilary Sommerlad, Professor of Law, Research Director of the Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston B15 2TT, United Kingdom

E. H.A.K.Sommerlad@bham.ac.uk;     T. +44 (0) 1214144030  

W G HART LEGAL WORKSHOP 2014

Legal Education and Training

and the Professions

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR
Monday 23 June Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Academic Directors:
Professor Avrom Sherr, Woolf Professor of Legal Education, Director on Sabbatical, Institute
of Advanced Legal Studies;
Professor Richard Moorhead, Director, Centre of Ethics and Law,
University College London;
Professor Hilary Sommerlad, Research Director, Centre for Professional Legal Education and
Research, Birmingham Law School, Birmingham

Call for Papers

The Legal Education Review (LETR) has produced its research report, but its recommendations generate many questions. For instance, it has suggested an approach which could transcend the boundaries between the different legal professions. As a result, the LSB is pushing regulators towards evidence- and risk-based policy and the SRA are indicating a bonfire of the regulations – but do we know enough about the interactions between regulation and education to justify this move?

Another of the report’s key proposals is that legal education be shaped by outcomes unlike those currently governing education and training. However, if drawn at too high a conceptual level, such competencies might be too vague to be useful, yet if they are more tightly specified they are likely to provide a never ending list of standards to be attained. The result could be that legal educators and professionals ‘drown in a sea of competencies’, while the means by which such competencies will be assessed, and by whom, is uncertain. Will assessment be by the market, ‘traditional’ University law schools, vocational law schools, even venture capitalists? And how will such a market driven system impact on academic research?

All these questions point to an even more fundamental, and long standing, issue – namely, what is, and what should be, the role of a legal education? Should it – will it be able to – continue to seek to provide a liberal, humanist education designed primarily to inculcate a critical awareness of the meaning of law, including its ethical content and social role? Or does the emphasis on the market inevitably mean that it will be explicitly tailored to the demands of the profession? This is the logic of LETR’s recommendations, but it had great difficulty in divining the future of legal practice. Some indications may be found in a recent paper by The Law Society of England and Wales and the results of the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law’s “Innovating Justice” Project. Clearly, legal educators will need to understand the possible futures both for the professions and

 

the Rule of Law. However it is undeniable that this task is made more difficult by the dramatic changes the professions have undergone in recent years, which have served both to produce further fragmentation and make the future highly opaque.

These ‘big’ questions generate practical, pedagogical issues. For instance, if legal service provision is to be dominated by new models of provision, modes of delivery and concerns with professional engagement, how will this impact on what is taught and how it is taught? Should systems thinking, design and big data be integrated into a legal curriculum? And how should Law Schools respond to, on the one hand, the increased emphasis in universities on employability and, on the other, the growth in low wage, casual labour markets within the professions, markets which also appear to be predominantly populated by graduates from Black and Minority Ethnic and lower socio-economic backgrounds? Does this reduce the legitimacy of legal education? Do Law Schools have an ethical obligation to warn applicants of the likely difficulties in entering the professions? In the United States this is now a high profile issue: Law Schools have been accused of promoting their ability to provide law jobs to graduates unfairly, and have seen a significant drop in applications, leading to a review of their whole approach. President Obama has suggested that a law degree should take two, rather than three postgraduate years. The Bologna Declaration for education in the EU suggests that educational systems throughout Europe should aim for three years of education plus two years of practical training. In England and Wales solicitors are already one year above this prescription.

The WG Hart Workshop 2014 will provide some academic distance from LETR and professions’ and regulators’ responses. It represents an important opportunity to think about some of the issues identified above, and many other aspects of legal education and training and the professions.

Abstracts of 300 words (and no more than 500 maximum) should be sent to IALS.WGHart@sas.ac.uk

by email attachment by Friday 28 February 2014

The Academic Directors especially welcome contributions from early career researchers.

Registration fees will apply to the Workshop. Travel bursaries may be available for junior researchers.

Academic enquires should be sent to:

Professor Avrom Sherr: avrom.sherr@sas.ac.uk

Professor Richard Moorhead: r.moorhead@ucl.ac.uk Professor Hilary Sommerlad: h.a.k.sommerlad@bham.ac.uk

For general enquiries or if you are simply interested in attending the Workshop, please contact:

Belinda Crothers,

Academic Programmes Manager Institute of Advanced Legal Studies,

17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR. Email: Belinda.Crothers@sas.ac.uk

Workshop Website: www.sas.ac.uk/events/view/15715

“Women in Legal Professions: Experiences and Representations”

The deadline for submission is January 20, 2014

 

About the journal: E-cadernos ces is a peer-reviewed, online and entirely open access journal, published by the Center for Social Studies in Coimbra. The journal is currently indexed in CAPES, EBSCO and Latindex. For more information about this publication seehttp://www.ces.uc.pt/e-cadernos/pages/en/index.php?lang=EN.

Texts should be presented in final version, in Portuguese, English, or Castilian. Manuscripts may have from 50 to 70,000 characters with spaces, including notes and references. For the final section @cetera, other manuscripts may be submitted (up to 35,000 characters), such as interviews and discussions (up to 25,000 characters) or book reviews (up to 5,000 characters).

More information herehttp://www.ces.uc.pt/e-cadernos/pages/en/next-issues/women-in-legal-professions-experiences-and-representations.php

Dubrovnik Conference

12th session of the Jean Monnet seminar in Dubrovnik:

Legal Profession Before and After the Accession

 

Call for papers:

The 12th session of the Jean Monnet seminar in Dubrovnik will take place between 13 and 18 April 2014.

 

The seminar will deal with the topic of Legal Profession Before and After the Accession.  The organisers, Jean Monnet Chair of European Public Law at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb, will be happy to welcome researchers interested in presenting a paper dealing with the seminar topic, as well as doctoral students, researchers, junior public servants, attorneys and members of the judiciary interested in participating.

 

Accepted candidates will be invited to publish their papers in – Croatian Yearbook of European Law & Policy.

 

 

More information about the topic and grants can be found on the seminar webpage:http://www.pravo.unizg.hr/EJP/jean_monnet_projekt/dubrovnik_2014

 

Deadlines:

-          paper abstract (500 words max.): 15 January 2014

-          submission of papers: 31 March 2014

-          submission of papers for publication in CYELP: 1 June 2014

-          motivation letter and a CV (participation without a paper):on a rolling basis

 

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