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Too Many Lawyers?: The Future of the Legal Profession

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Edited by: Carole Silver, Eyal Katvan, Neta Ziv, Avrom Sherr

ISBN13: 9781138212794
Published: September 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00



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The topic of "too many lawyers" is timely. The future make up and performance of the legal profession is in contest. What do we mean by "too many"? Is there a surplus of lawyers and what sort of lawyers are and will be needed? How best can we discern this? This book, is composed of scholarly articles presented at the Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law (Spain), by some of the best researchers in the field, aims to answer these questions.

This collection, with an introduction by Prof. Richard L. Abel, addresses methodological, normative and policy questions regarding the number of lawyers in particular countries and worldwide, while connecting this phenomenon to political, social, economic, historical, cultural and comparative contexts. This makes this book a source of interest to lawyers, law students, academic and policy makers as well as the discerning public. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the Legal Profession.

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Subjects:
General Interest
Contents:
Introduction: Too many lawyers? Eyal Katvan, Carole Silver & Neta Ziv
1. What does and should influence the number of lawyers? Richard L. Abel
2. Too many lawyers? Or should lawyers be doing other things? Carrie Joan Menkel-Meadow
3. Unauthorized practice of law and the production of lawyers Neta Ziv
4. The flood of US lawyers: natural fluctuation or professional climate change? Bruce A. Green
5. It's the law schools stupid! Explaining the continuing increase in the number of lawyers Herbert M. Kritzer
6. Coping with the consequences of 'too many lawyers': securing the place of international graduate law students Carole Silver
7. Effects of the acceleration in the number of lawyers in Israel Limor Zer-Gutman
8. The new knowledge economy and the transformation of the law discipline Margaret Thornton
9. Is access to the profession access to justice? Lessons from Canada Avner Levin & Asher Alkoby
10. The 'overcrowding the profession' argument and the professional melting pot Eyal Katvan
11. Setting the limits: who controls the size of the legal profession in Japan? Kay-Wah Chan
12. Legal education in Spain: challenges and risks in devising access to the legal professions Laura Carballo Pineiro
13. The virtue of low barriers to becoming a lawyer: promoting liberal and democratic values Russell G. Pearce & Sinna Nasseri
14. 'I love my American job': professional prestige in the Indian outsourcing industry and global consequences of an expanding legal profession Swethaa Ballakrishnen