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Lawyers: Socio-Legal Perspectives

Fernanda Pirie et al.
Publication date: 
Mon, 10 Oct 2011

In collaboration with the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society is pleased to publish a workshop report examining different aspects of the interplay between law and society.

Lawyers: Socio-Legal Perspectives examines how lawyers implement, administer, and monitor laws in an increasingly legalistic world. It asks: What are the professional and ethical standards that come into play and how well do they work in the modern world? Indeed, how well are their roles within the wider legal processes understood, by the scholars as much as by their own professional bodies?
In the report, four experts from the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies:
  • assess the role of the corporate lawyer in the banking crisis;
  • examine the sociology of the exclusive, elite world of barristers;
  • frame alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for Europe;
  • and investigate the legal culture in post-Communist countries.