"Tomorrow's Lawyers: an introduction to your future" by Richard Susskind. Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-19-966806-9

Kathrine Galloway

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Abstract

[Extract] Tomorrow's legal world, as predicted and described here, bears little resemblance to that of the past. Legal institutions and lawyers are at a crossroads…and are poised to change more radically over the next two decades than they have over the last two centuries. If you are a young lawyer, this revolution will happen on your watch. [p xiii]

So begins Richard Susskind in his latest thoughts about the future of the legal profession. While aimed at young lawyers and law students, the book is relevant also for legal educators and lawyers themselves as a call to rethink the nature of what we do.

Susskind's argument, already commenced in his earlier works, including The Future of Law and The End of Lawyers?, is that the profession faces significant disruption that will result in shifts in the nature and mode of legal work. In this book he focuses more specifically on the prospects for young lawyers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200
JournalAlternative Law Journal
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

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