Fordham Urban Law Journal

A bimonthly legal book published by the law school at Fordham University. Each issue focuses on a single topic, and publishes original research, critical pieces, and long-form essays related to that topic.

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 1, November

A History of Professionalism: Julius Henry Cohen and the Professions as a Route to Citizenship
Introduction I. The Professions in Historical Context A. A Short History of the Professions in America B. The Professions and Professionalism: A Historiography II. Julius Henry Cohen and the Professionalism Melting Pot III. Beyond...
An Entrepreneurial Perspective on the Business of Being in Our Profession
Introduction I. The Entrepreneurial Lens II. Julius Henry Cohen: The Entrepreneur in a Changing Society III. Social Entrepreneurs of a Different Hue IV. The Invisible Lawyers Concluding Thoughts INTRODUCTION Julius Henry Cohen's project...
Dichotomy No Longer? the Role of the Private Business Sector in Educating the Future Russian Legal Professions
Introduction I. Julius Henry Cohen's Observations About the Russian Legal Professions II. Regulation of the Russian Legal Professions III. The Moscow Ethics Conference IV. The Role of Private Law Firms in Russian Legal Education. V. Reflections Conclusion ...
Implications of Globalization for the Professional Status of Lawyers in the United States and Elsewhere
Introduction I. Is Law a Profession? II. Should Law Be a Profession? Conclusion INTRODUCTION In 1916, Julius Henry Cohen--the subject of this conference--took up the now-perennial debate concerning whether law is a business or a profession,...
In Defense of the Business of Law
Introduction I. Problem One: The Disciplinary Perspective--Neglect, Poor Client Communication and Improper Management of Client Funds II. Problem Two: Ethical Infrastructure and Improving Business Systems A. Regulatory System Incentives...
"It Takes a Lot to Get into Bellevue": A Pro-Rights Critique of New York's Involuntary Commitment Law
Introduction I. Article 9 and the Constitutional Limits on Confinement A. The Federal Framework 1. Substantive limits--O'Connor, Addington, and the "Danger" Standard 2. Procedural Limits--Vitek v. Jones ...
Law as a Profession: Examining the Role of Accountability
Introduction I. The Limited Liability Movement: Where Were the Lawyers? II. Mandatory Legal Malpractice Insurance: How the United States Differs from Other Countries (In Not Protecting Consumers) III. Mandatory Disclosure of Insurance:...
Nothing New under the Sun: How the Legal Profession's Twenty-First Century Challenges Resemble Those of the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Introduction I. The Imperiled Business-Profession Dichotomy II. Lawyers as Servants of the Public Good III. Lawyer Control of the Market for Legal Services IV. Reforming Legal Education V. Managing a Dramatic Increase in the Diversity of the Legal ...
People's Electric: Engaged Legal Education at Rutgers-Newark Law School in the 1960s and 1970s
Why Newark? Impact Litigation In Tune with the Times Affirmative Action Clinical Education and Affirmative Action Urban Legal Clinic Administrative Process Project Women's Rights Litigation Clinic Education Law Mt. Laurel--Open Housing ...
Profession: A Definition
Introduction I. Provision of Personal Services II. Specialized Education and Independent Judgment A. Specialized Education 1. Law 2. Medicine 3. Accounting B. Use of Independent Judgment 1. Law ...
"Professionalism" as Pathology: The ABA's Latest Policy Debate on Nonlawyer Ownership of Law Practice Entities
Introduction I. The Formation and Elaboration of the Idiom of Professionalism A. Julius Henry Cohen's Early Articulation of Key Elements B. The Bar's Treatment of Lawyers' Business Entanglements from Cohen's Time...
Rehabilitating Lawyers: Perceptions of Deviance and Its Cures in the Lawyer Reinstatement Process
ABSTRACT State courts' approach to lawyer admissions and discipline has not changed fundamentally in the past century. Courts still place faith in the idea that "moral character" is a stable trait that reliably predicts whether an individual will...
Resisting Commercialism
Introduction I. The Cultural Form of Economics and American Society Today II. The Hope of the Cultural Form of Law for America Today III. The Role for the Lawyer in America Today Conclusion INTRODUCTION Julius Henry Cohen was a man concerned...
The Framing Effects of Professionalism: Is There a Lawyer Cast of Mind? Lessons from Compliance Programs
Professionals working inside companies may bring with them frames of mind set by their professional experience and socialization. Lawyers, in particular, are said to "think like a lawyer"--to have a lawyer cast of mind. In seeking power within a company...
The Law: Business or Profession? the Continuing Relevance of Julius Henry Cohen for the Practice of Law in the Twenty-First Century: Foreword
Introduction I. Professionalism in Historical Context II. Professionalism and the Regulation of Lawyers III. Professionalism and Lawyers' Virtues IV. Professionalism and the Lawyer's Role in Society Conclusion INTRODUCTION On April 23-24, 2012,...
The Practice of Law as a Useful Art: Toward an Alternative Theory of Professionalism
I. The Rhetoric of Crisis II. The Rhetoric of Commercial Degeneration III. The Absent Object of Nostalgia and Other Anachronisms IV. The Modernist Turn: Law as a Useful Art I. THE RHETORIC OF CRISIS Over the course of the twentieth century...