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Bryant G. Garth

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ABF Director Emeritus and Affiliated Research Professor

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Joint appointment

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


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.


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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"International Commercial Arbitration: The Creation of a Legal Market"
The Oxford Handbook of International Arbitration
"The New Place of Corporate Law Firms in the Structuring of Elite Legal Careers"
Law & Social Inquiry
New Legal Realism at Ten Years and More
UC Irvine Law Review

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Co-organizer (with Bryant Garth) of New Realism 10th Anniversary Conference: Future Directions for Legal Empiricism. Commentator on "Envisioning A New Legal Realism" Keynote Panel.
Aug 2014 Elizabeth Mertz
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

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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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