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 The conference papers and panels will focus on the following streams:

Culture, Ethics & Society

This stream will include papers and panels in relation to topics such as lawyering for and by indigenous peoples, legal ethics in the developing world, cultural competence, socio-economic barriers to legal services, legal ethics and civil law, cultural and social issues related to judging and the judiciary, and ethical challenges for professional sub-groups such as large law firms, immigration law, rural, criminal defence or family law practitioners.

For more information contact:

1.  Richard Devlin

2.  John Flood


Empirical Approaches to Legal Ethics

This stream will include papers and panels featuring an empirical approach to questions concerning the structure and demographics of the legal profession, law firms, lawyering, judging and the judiciary.

For more information contact:

1.  Ronit Dinovitzer

 2.  Mitt Regan

 3.  Hilary Sommerlad


Regulation of the Profession(s) / Ethics and Education

This stream will include papers and panels related to self-regulation, shifting regulatory models, effective methods of regulating lawyers, regulation by lawyers, or other legal service providers, regulatory theory, continuing legal education, ethics teaching and regulation or accreditation of law schools.

For more information contact:

1.  John Law

2.  Bruce Green

3.  Christine Parker


Philosophy & Legal Ethics

 This stream will include papers and panels relating to jurisprudence, legal theory and their intersection with questions in legal and judicial ethics.

For more information contact:

1.  Alice Woolley

2.  Tim Dare

3.  Brad Wendel