The Last Days of the American Lawyer
27 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2010
Date Written: January 27, 2010
An historic transformation is underway in the legal profession. It began about 40 years ago, but it has accelerated and became painfully evident by 2009. These are the “last days” of the American lawyer we once new. This paper, based on the new book, The Vanishing American Lawyer (Oxford 2010) by the same author, documents the progress and direction of the transformation.
Keywords: Lawyer, Competition, Legal Education, Law Firm, In-House Counsel, Globalization, Technological Change
JEL Classification: J44, K29, L23, L84
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