TOTM Symposium on Unlocking the Law: Deregulating the Legal Profession
Truth on the Market is planning an online symposium that will take place over two days, SEPTEMBER 19 and 20, covering these issues, and building upon our successful “Free to Choose?” symposium last fall on behavioral law and economics. The “Unlocking the Law” symposium is designed to start an intellectual dialogue on this topic, bringing together legal scholars and economists with a variety of views and perspectives on the law and economics of the legal profession, regulation, antitrust.
Some questions the Symposium will consider are:
- Should lawyer licensing be abolished?
- What alternative regulatory approaches or structures should be considered?
- What would a deregulated market for legal services look like?
- Does lawyer regulation raise issues different from those of licensing and regulating other professions?
- Does delegating to lawyers the power to restrict the right to practice law violate the antitrust laws?
- What are the First Amendment implications of regulating what non-lawyers can say about the law?
- To what extent can national or global competition alone break down barriers to law practice even without deregulation?
- What are the implications of deregulation of the profession for law schools?
It should be fun. We hope you’ll join the discussion in the comments.
Day 1 of the Symposium (September 19, 2011) featured posts from:
- Larry Ribstein on After the Fall (Of Regulation)
- Eric Rasmusen on Everyday Versus Fancy Law
- Walter Olson on Careful What You Unleash
- Richard Painter on Litigation Financing and Insurance
- Renee Newman Knake on Corporations, the Delivery of Legal Services, and the First Amendment (Part I)
- Bruce Kobayashi in Creative Destruction and the Market for Legal Services
- Eric Talley on Deregulating Lawyers: Comments From A Knee-jerk Skeptic
- Thomas Morgan on Realistic Questions About Modern Lawyer Regulation
- Gillian Hadfield on Right-Regulating Legal Markets
- William Henderson on Are We Asking the Wrong Questions About Lawyer Regulation?
- Robert Crandall on We Need More Lawyers!
- Larry Ribstein on Deregulating Lawyers Whether They Like It Or Not
- Joshua Wright on Welcome to the TOTM Symposium on Unlocking the Law: Deregulating the Legal Profession
Day 2 of the Symposium (September 20, 2011) featured posts from:
- Hans Bader on Abolish Law School Requirement, Keep Bar Exam?
- Thom Lambert on Alternatives to Lawyer Licensing
- George Leef on Licensure in the Legal Profession
- Gillian Hadfield on Evidence-based Regulation for Law
- Eric Rasmusen on Unauthorized Practice of Law — The Case of Free Advice
- Larry Ribstein on the Future of Legal Education
- Walter Olson on Reform Law Schools, Don’t Sue Them
- Dan Katz on Legal Informatics, Corporate Law Firm Ownership and 21st Century Legal Education
- George Leef on If We Want Creative Destruction, Destroy Unauthorized Practice Prohibitions
- Nuno Garoupa on Reforming Legal Professions in Europe
- Benjamin Barton on The Lawyer-Judge Bias
- Renee Newman Knane on Corporations, the Delivery of Legal Services, and the First Amendment (Part II)
- Nuno Garoupa on Reforming Legal Professions in East Asia
- James Cooper on Antitrust Treatment of Expansive Interpretations of Ethical Rules
- Bruce Kobayashi on Copyrighting Law and Deregulation
- Robert Crandall on It Is Time to Move Ahead with Deregulation
- Larry Ribstein on Concluding Unlocking the Law