|Present||Professor, Boston College Law School|
- Fall 2017: Chinese Law Program
- Spring 2018: No courses taught
Judith A. McMorrow
Professor of Law
Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton Center, MA 02459
Moving from a Brandeis Brief to a Brandeis Law Firm: Challenges and Opportunities for Holistic Legal Services in the United States Touro Law Review (2017)
The need for multidisciplinary approaches to legal services has given rise to increasingly creative service delivery models. The phenomenon is a natural outgrowth of three important ideas that Louis Brandeis developed. First, his work gave ...
Lawyer Discipline in an Authoritarian Regime: Empirical Insights from Zhejiang Province, China Georgetown J. Legal Ethics (2017)
On paper the state-run lawyer disciplinary system in China serves multiple interests: client protection, maintaining the reputation of the legal profession, upholding the rule of law, and safeguarding the party-state authority. This Article assesses which ...
UK Alternative Business Structures for Legal Practice: Emerging Models and Lessons for the US Georgetown Journal of International Law (2016)
Alternative Business Structure (ABS) law firms in the United Kingdom allow for non-lawyer owners and investors. This Article analyzes several new U.K. ABS law firms and offers an optimistic assessment of the benefits of these ...
In Defense of the Business of Law Fordham Urban Law Journal (2013)
This article focuses on three current professionalism challenges in the U.S. legal profession: (i) the problem of neglect, poor client communication, and poor management of client funds; (ii) the need to improve the ethical infrastructures ...
Zacharias’s Prophecy: The Federalization of Legal Ethics Through Legislative, Court, and Agency Regulation San Diego Law Review (2011)
In his 1994 seminal article on Federalizing Legal Ethics, Prof. Fred Zacharias examined the need for a national and uniform code of ethics for attorneys. Prof. Zacharias was correct that there has been increasing pressure ...
Professional Responsibility in an Uncertain Profession: Legal Ethics in China Akron Law Review (2010)
The rapidly expanding Chinese legal profession provides an extraordinary opportunity for the U.S. legal profession to test U.S. assumptions about legal ethics. This essay examines challenges facing Chinese legal education and the Chinese legal profession ...
The Moral Responsibility of the Corporate Lawyer Catholic University Law Review (2010)
Lawyers traditionally claim that they are not morally accountable for the goals or activities of their clients that are within the bounds of the law. This essay explores this concept of non-accountability in the context ...
Creating Norms of Attorney Conduct in International Tribunals: A Case Study of the ICTY Boston College International and Comparative Law Review (2007)
Using the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) as a case study, this Article explores the merger of legal cultures at the ICTY. The ICTY was crafted in a high-stakes international environment and ...
The (F)Utility of Rules: Regulating Attorney Conduct in Federal Court Practice SMU Law Review (2005)
The problem is often decried: out-of-control attorneys, opportunists, cowboys, self-dealers, and overzealous prosecutors abusing the litigation process either for self-serving ends or from ideological zeal. But one person’s opportunist, cowboy, or self-dealer is another person’s ...
Judicial Attitudes Toward Confronting Attorney Misconduct: A View From the Reported Decisions Hofstra Law Review (2004)
Over the last 20 years, a rich body of literature has emerged to describe the increasingly complex system of lawyer regulation in the United States. This article studies the available data from the Code of ...