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Legal Professions at the Crossroads


Edited By Dariusz Jemielniak

The book collects research-driven chapters from different disciplines: anthropology, sociology, management, and law. It addresses the issues of legal and administrative professionals’ identity, ethics, and workplace enactment. Through an analysis of different groups of lawyers and paralegals, conducted by quantitative or qualitative methods, it draws conclusions on the general condition of these occupations and their role in the society. In particular, the volume covers the issues of criminal judges’ roles, the interplay of law and politics in judicial decisions, and the ways they are standardized. It also addresses the topics of professional logic in public administration, as well as charisma and identity work among lawyers, including LLM students from top world programs. Through an analysis of qualitative interviews, it describes the legal workplace, especially in terms of time commitments. It also disputes the problems of professional ethics in everyday legal work.
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After UIBE LL.M.: A Study of Legal Careers of UIBE LL.M. Graduates


Haiyan Zhou

The purpose of this paper is to explore the factors that influence the career development of the LL.M. graduates of the University of International Business and Economics (hereinafter referred to as „UIBE“), by studying and analyzing the professional lives of ’05 Class of LL.M. graduates of UIBE. The author also intends that this paper may provide some insights into the legal career of LL.M. graduates in China.

UIBE School of Law

UIBE School of Law was established in 1984. Law (originally under the name of International Economics Law) is one of the key disciplines of „211“1 Project of UIBE. In 2002 International Law of UIBE was approved by the Department of Education of China as a state-level key discipline or specialty.

The purpose of UIBE School of Law is to educate students with three distinctive capabilities: proficiency at foreign language, practical knowledge of international economics and trade, and sound knowledge of substantive law. The Law School of UIBE has adopted case teaching method in education. Courses such as international commercial law, comparative corporate and investment law, comparative contract law, law of international sales of goods, securities law, have mainly adopted case teaching method.

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