Raising the Bar : The Emerging Legal Profession in East Asia

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  • Copyright: 2007-07-31
  • Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
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Over the past two decades, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Indonesia have been engaged in unprecedented efforts to re-cast and rapidly expand the legal profession--with profound implications not only for law, but also for politics, interna-tional relations, and society itself. Raising the Bar is the first book-length study in English of this phenomenon. It examines a broad range of topics, including changes underway in the profession's size and composition, its evolving relationship to state authority, the outlet it may be providing for historically disadvantaged sectors of society, and its impact on economic and political development. The book also explores the impli-cations of these findings for broader theoretical work about both the legal profession and globalization. Contributors in-clude William Alford, Yves Dezalay, Bryant Garth, Ryo Ha-mano, JaeWon Kim, Toshimitsu Kitagawa, Daniel Lev, Ben-jamin Liebman, Setsuo Miyazawa, Luke Nottage, Sang-Hyun Song, and Jane Kaufman Winn.

Table of Contents

The education and training of the legal profession in Korea : problems and prospects for reformp. 21
Legal profession and legal culture during Korea's transition to democracy and a market economyp. 47
International strategies and local transformations : preliminary observations of the position of law in the field of state power in Asia : South Koreap. 81
The politics of judicial reform in Japan : the rule of law at last?p. 107
The turn toward law : the emergence of corporate law firms in contemporary Japanp. 163
Globalization of Japanese corporations and the development of corporate legal departments : problems and prospectsp. 201
Of lawyers lost and found : searching for legal professionalism in the People's Republic of Chinap. 287
Lawyers, legal aid, and legitimacy in Chinap. 311
The role of lawyers in Taiwan's emerging democracyp. 357
A tale of two legal professions : lawyers and state in Malaysia and Indonesiap. 383
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