Center for the Study of the Legal Profession

The Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown Law conducts rigorous empirical research on trends and developments in law practice. The Center aims not only to advance knowledge about the legal profession, but to:

(1) Equip students to make choices that are based on a sophisticated understanding of the opportunities, pressures, and challenges of different career paths and the competencies necessary to succeed in them;

(2) Enable the Law Center to make decisions about its strategy and operations that are informed by the latest knowledge about how law practice is evolving; and

(3) Help lawyers navigate the demands of modern practice in communities of practice that nurture the professional values of commitment to clients, independent judgment, and service to society; and

The Center has done work and sponsored events relating to a range of practice sectors, such as criminal prosecution, government practice, and public interest law. It also develops programs and courses, and engages in research, in the field of business and human rights, These efforts include a new practicum course that combines a seminar on the subject with student placements in organizations working on business and human rights issues, a panel discussion on careers in the field, and research on the role of business lawyers in raising and discussing human rights issues with their clients. 

2017 Report on the State of the Legal Market
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From Revolution to Evolution - Digital Tools in Law Practice
April 22-23, 2015
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Authorized Revolution: Regulatory Disruption of the Legal Services Market
April 24, 2015
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