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Economic and Social Organization of the Legal Profession

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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] A Broader View: General

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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] as a Key Elective : One of the best features of Stanford's academic calendar is the flexibility it provides to take a great many electives. This enables you to emphasize breadth or depth in a particular area, or a mix of both, and to achieve a truly interdisciplinary education. But it also means you can include some courses just because they seem fun or interesting, even if far afield from your professional development.

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(Same as SOC 333/133). This seminar focuses on the economic organization of the profession. We will examine the structure and organization of the large law firm, the labor market for large-firm lawyers, including the market for entry level lawyers, attorney retention and promotion practices, the lateral hiring or partners and the increases use of the non-equity form of partnership. Students will work on group projects collecting and analyzing data about various aspects of the profession and the various markets in which it operates. The course will include the preparation of multi-media tools for analyzing aspects of the organization of the profession.

Course Style: A Substantive/ Perspective course looks at law from an external or non-traditional standpoint.

Course Frequency: Offered once a year

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