The next TOTM symposium “Unlocking the Law: Deregulating the Legal Profession” is right around the corner on Monday and Tuesday of next week. We’ve got a wonderful group of participants confirmed, including:
- Hans Bader
- Benjamin Barton
- James Cooper
- Robert Crandall
- Nuno Garoupa
- Gillian Hadfield
- Bill Henderson
- Dan Katz
- Bruce Kobayashi
- George Leef
- Jon Macey
- Tom Morgan
- Walter Olson
- Richard Painter
- Eric Rasmusen
- Eric Talley
Several of the TOTM bloggers will also be participating both in the posts and comments. Some questions the Symposium will consider are:
- Should lawyer licensing be abolished?
- What alternative regulatory approaches or structures should be considered?
- What would a deregulated market for legal services look like?
- Does lawyer regulation raise issues different from those of licensing and regulating other professions?
- Does delegating to lawyers the power to restrict the right to practice law violate the antitrust laws?
- What are the First Amendment implications of regulating what non-lawyers can say about the law?
- To what extent can national or global competition alone break down barriers to law practice even without deregulation?
- What are the implications of deregulation of the profession for law schools?
We hope to see you next week.