New Legal Realism: Empirical Law and Society







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New Legal Realism Research on the Legal Profession

Chambliss, Elizabeth, and Bruce Green. "Some Realism About Bar Associations". 57 DePaul Law Review 425 (2008).

Conley, John. "Tales of Diversity: Lawyers' Narratives of Racial Equity in Private Firms". Law & Social Inquiry 31: 831-854 (2006)

Frankel, Douglas, Robert Nelson, and Austin Sarat. "Bringing Legal Realism to the Study of Ethics and Professionalism". Fordham Law Review 67:697 (1998).

Gorman, Elizabeth and Fiona M. Kay. "Racial and Ethnic Minority Representation in Large U.S. Law Firms." Studies in Law, Politics and Society 52: 211-238 (2010).

Nelson, Robert. Partners with Power: The Social Transformation of the Large Law Firm (1988).

Price, Bruce (2005) A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings in Menlo Park: An Organizational Analysis of increases in Associate Salaries. (2005) Wisconsin Law Review 713.

Wilkins, David and Gulati, Mitu. "Why Are There So Few Black Lawyers in Corporate Law Firms?: An Institutional Analysis". 84 California Law Review 493 (1996).