Tuesday, February 3, 2009
New Center on the Legal Profession at Stanford Law School
Stanford Law School has launched the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, which will focus on professional responsibility, leadership development and quality of life issues. Stanford law professor Deborah L. Rhode will serve as its director. She is the founder and former director of the school's Center on Ethics. The Center of the Legal Profession will work to expand services to low- and middle-income individuals. It also will address issues pertaining to the lives of lawyers, including escalating billable hour requirements and diversity in the profession. In addition, the Center on the Legal Profession will offer interdisciplinary leadership development and continuing legal education leadership programs.