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Volume 42, Issue 2

The Reform of the Russian Legal Profession: Three Varying Perspectives

In this article, four authors with varying perspectives debate various approaches to reforming the legal profession in Russia. We start out with a short introduction to the legal profession in Russia today, set out the reform that is currently proposed by the Russian government and then present three perspectives on this reform. Two of us are retired partners at large law firms with substantial presence in Russia, and two of us are law professors teaching about the legal profession in two law schools, one in Russia and one in the United States. All of us have taught comparative legal ethics to top Russian law students in a one-week program jointly organized by the law firms of White & Case and DLA Piper, Moscow State University, and the Public Interest Law Network. It is through this work that we know each other and have come to conceive of this article. All opinions are tentative and each author’s own.

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Recommended Citation:
Susan Carle, Gayane Davidyan, Thomas McDonald, and Delphine Nougayrède, The Reform of the Russian Legal Profession: Three Varying Perspectives, 42 Fordham Int'l L.J. 271 (2018). 
Available at: https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/ilj/vol42/iss2/3