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Bryant G. Garth

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ABF Director Emeritus and Affiliated Research Professor

Joint appointment

Chancellor's Professor of Law, University of California at Irvine

Education

Ph.D., European University Institute; J.D., Stanford Law School

Research focus

The legal profession, dispute resolution, and internationalization. The topics intersect around the question of how internationalization—seen as the import and export of ideas, technologies, approaches, resources, and hierarchies—affects the position and importance of law in regulating the economy and the state; and the changing role of the legal profession in the United States.

Projects

After the JD

The After the JD (AJD) project is the first and most ambitious effort to gather systematic, detailed data about the careers and experiences of a national cross-section of law graduates. It follows a…

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Publications

Progressive Law vs. the Critique of Law and Development: Strategies of Double Agency Revisited
Routledge
After the JD III: Third Results from a National Study of Legal Careers (with R. Dinovitzer, B. Garth, G. Plickert, R. Sandefur, J. Sterling & D. Wilkins (American Bar Foundation and NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education, 2014)
American Bar Foundation and NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education
“Optimism Bias and Buyers’ Remorse? Law School Hierarchy, Access to the Rewards of Corporate Practice, and the Desirability of a Lawyer Career” (with B. Garth & J. Sterling)
Journal of Legal Education

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Presentations

Legal Education Reform, Legal Globalization, and Empire
Jun 2013
Lawyers and the Transformation of the Fields of State Power: Osmosis, Hysterisis, and Readjustments (with Y. Dezalay)
May 2013
Law and Globalization: Lawyers as Merchants, Moral Entrepreneurs, and Statesmen
May 2013

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Professional Service & Recognition

  • Co-Editor, Journal of Legal Education
  • Chair, Advisory Board, Law School Survey of Student Engagement, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Member, Executive Coordinating Committee for Study of AAfter the J.D.: The First Ten Years@
  • Member, Hughes Committee, University of Denver College of Law
  • Chair, Research Committee, Association of American Law Schools
  • Member, Curriculum Committee, ABA Section of Legal Education
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

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