Becoming a Cosmopolitan Lawyer
Griffith University Law School; University of Westminster School of Law; University College London
Peter D. Lederer
University of Miami - School of Law
May 1, 2012
Fordham Law Review, Vol. 80, No. 6, 2012
We track the rise of the cosmopolitan lawyer during the main period of globalization through the experience of an early partner in Baker & McKenzie, the world’s largest and most global law firm. The method is based on oral history. The paper considers two case studies in counseling and advising illustrating the role of the lawyer and clients in the construction of complex deals. In addition, we examine the role of education, career, and cosmopolitanism.
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Number of Pages in PDF File: 27
Keywords: career, lawyer, law firms, globalization, legal education, cosmopolitanism
JEL Classification: B31, F23, J44
Date posted: October 27, 2011 ; Last revised: November 22, 2015