Resurgent Professionalism? Partnership and Professionalism in Global Law Firms
Griffith University Law School; University of Westminster School of Law; University College London
REDIRECTIONS IN THE STUDY OF EXPERT LABOUR, S. Ackroyd, G.D. Muzio, J.F. Chanlet, eds., Palgrave, 2007
The industrialization of legal practice is leading to an increased tension between professionalism and business as varieties of the prevailing ethos in large law firms. Using historical and biographical data of law firms this tension is examined with the result that professionalism is, on the legal profession's own terms, dying out. Only in rare niche, smaller firms can residues of professionalism be located.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 25
Keywords: law firms, legal profession, history, biography, professionalism, profession
JEL Classification: J44, K33
Date posted: December 5, 2006