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
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"
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"