Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference 2009

Between April 7 and 9 the Socio-Legal Studies Association will hold its annual conference in Leicester at De Montfort University. There is a full programme.

My colleague Andy Boon and I have organized the Lawyers and Legal Profession stream. We have two sessions which should prove interesting. I will be chairing and acting as discussant for both sessions.

The speakers and papers are

Session 1:
Bryan Clark (Strathclyde, Scotland), "The Lawyer Mediator in Scotland"

Edward Cohen (Westminster College, Pennsylvania, US), "Connecting (and Disconnecting?) Law and Power: Legal Expertise and Legal Pluralism in the Global Political Economy"

Richard Earle (Westminster, London, UK), "Encouraging Mediation in the EC"

Session 2:
Justine Rogers (Oxford, UK), "The Price of Pupillage: The Nature and Limits of Ritual Ordeal at the Bar"

David Barnhizer (Cleveland Marshall, Ohio & Westminster, London, UK), "Children of a Lesser God: Lawyers, Economics and the Systemic Corruption of the Legal Profession"

Andy Boon (Westminster, London, UK), "Making Legal Aid Solicitors? The Training Contract Grants Scheme"