Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Call for Papers: International Journal on the Legal Profession

[Posted by Bill Henderson]

The International Journal on the Legal Profession has issued a call for papers on the topic "Impact of Legal Change on Legal Practitioners."  Here are the details:

The International Journal of the Legal Profession invites submissions for a symposium on how legal changes impact the day-to-day work of legal practitioners. The types of issues that would be appropriate for articles includes how legal change impacts such things as the market for specialized legal practices, lawyers’ decision making practices about which cases to pursue, the way lawyers handle specific types of cases, or how lawyers work with experts; these topics are meant to be suggestive not exhaustive. More specific examples in the U.S.context would include the impact of tort reform, the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005, changes in immigration law in the wake of 9/11, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and the Class Action Fairness Act 2005. Examples of legal changes in the UK that might be considered are The Companies Acts, Charity Act 2006 and Legal Services Act 2007. While the examples are drawn from the U.S.and the U.K., submissions dealing with the impact of legal change on legal practice in other countries is strongly encouraged.

The symposium editor will be Professor Herbert Kritzer, William Mitchell College of Law (herbert.kritzer@wmitchell.edu). Authors who have questions about whether their work would be appropriate for the symposium should contact Professor Kritzer.

More information after the jump:

All manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the general editor, Professor Avrom Sherr, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, Avrom.Sherr@sas.ac.uk. Either Word or PDF format is preferred. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, and authors should insure that all identifying information (including that embedded by software) is removed prior to submission. Because it is a peer-reviewed journal, the International Journal of the Legal Profession requires that manuscripts submitted for consideration not be under simultaneous consideration by other journals.

Manuscripts will be evaluated for publication as submitted; the deadline for submission to insure consideration is February 1, 2009. Anticipated publication is late 2009.

The International Journal of the Legal Profession is an academic journal addressing the organization, structure, management and infrastructure of the legal professions of the common law and civil law world. The journal encompasses studies of the work, work practices, skills and ethics of the legal profession as well as the internal management of law firms and chambers. It also considers the methods and extent of provision of legal services. A range of socio-legal information is included involving inter-disciplinary interest from academic and professional lawyers, economists, philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists and business academics interested in the world of law and lawyers.

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