Lawyers at Work: Theories and Methods

13 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2015 Last revised: 9 Apr 2015

Date Written: March 16, 2015


This paper is based on the first chapter of Herbert Kritzer’s new book Lawyers at Work (Quid Pro Books 2015). This book brings together edited and updated versions of fourteen of Herbert Kritzer’s previously published articles and book chapters all focusing on lawyers and their work. This paper reviews the theoretical approaches used in the various chapters along with the methods Kritzer employed in his empirical research on lawyers. It concludes with a list of the articles and chapters that were the basis of the chapters in Lawyers at Work, followed by a brief discussion of current, and possible future, directions for Kritzer’s research and writing on the legal profession.

Keywords: legal profession, litigation

Suggested Citation

Kritzer, Herbert M., Lawyers at Work: Theories and Methods (March 16, 2015). Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-04, Available at SSRN: or

Herbert M. Kritzer (Contact Author)

University of Minnesota Law School ( email )

229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

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