Access to Lawyers: A Comparative Analysis of the Supply of Lawyers in China and The United States

NTU Law Review7(1):223~255

33 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2012

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Ethan Michelson

Maurer School of Law; Indiana University Bloomington, Department of Sociology

Date Written: April 6, 2012

Abstract

Growth in the legal profession has had different implications on access to lawyers worldwide. National Taiwan University College of Law is honored to have Professor Ethan Michelson in this roundtable discussion to compare and contrast the trend in supply and access to lawyers in the U.S. and China. Based on his survey, Professor Michelson highlights the expansion of the legal profession in the U.S. and China, and explains the migration of lawyers. Professor Wen-Chen Chang presents a brief comparison of the developments in the legal profession of China and Taiwan. In answering to comments and questions raised by Professor Yun-Chien Chang and other participants, Professor Michelson compares the type of cases practiced by lawyers that make the bulk of work in legal practice in the U.S. and China. He further explains registration of lawyers in China, and their potential roles in public policy and human rights.

Suggested Citation

Michelson, Ethan, Access to Lawyers: A Comparative Analysis of the Supply of Lawyers in China and The United States (April 6, 2012). NTU Law Review7(1):223~255, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2118351

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