WORKSHOP ON THE LEGAL PROFESSION (Link to booking details)
The legal profession is experiencing profound transformations in its
composition, organization, and activities. The increase in the number of
lawyers and the feminization of the profession has entirely changed the
configuration of the profession and the enrollment of its members. More
generally globalization, internationalization of legal markets, and the speeding
of legislative process/output, have made the normative universe in which
lawyers evolve more complex. They have had to transform their activity to
make it more efficient in order to keep their place in a more competitive
context and to meet the new standards for transparency and accountability.
These significant changes vary by cultural contexts and the structure of the
legal profession in each country.
This one day workshop will address three broad themes that take place in the
contemporary legal profession. Researchers will present recent and ongoing
work by exploring an array of comparative and international perspectives. The
aim of this workshop is to facilitate a dialogue on these current changes in the
legal profession and to discuss potential next steps of building a comparative
framework for additional collaborative work on the legal profession.