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Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

Harvey A. Feldman Distinguished Faculty Scholar, Professor of Law

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J.D., University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., University of California, San Diego

Professor Terry is a scholar of legal ethics and the international and inter-jurisdictional regulation of the legal profession. A three-time Fulbright grant recipient, her research interests include global regulatory initiatives, including recent structural reforms in Australia and the UK, the application of the World Trade Organization’s GATS agreement to legal services, lawyer confidentiality and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations, and the effect of the Bologna Process on legal education.

An elected member of the American Law Institute, Professor Terry is active in international, national, and state organizations involved with lawyer regulation. As a member of the International Bar Association International Trade in Legal Services Working Group, she has represented the IBA before the WTO and the United Nations. Professor Terry has served as a special advisor to the ABA Task Force on International Trade in Legal Services and as a consultant to the Conference of Chief Justices’ International Agreements Committee. She also served on the International Legal Education Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s legal ethics committee.

Professor Terry maintains a personal webpage that includes global legal practice resources and global legal practice-related presentation slides.

Abstracts of Selected Recent Articles

"Putting the Legal Profession’s Monopoly on the Practice of Law in a Global Context," 82 Fordham L. Rev. ___ (2014)(forthcoming)

"Reflections on Lawyer Mobility, Accountability, and Regulatory Systems: Has the Time Come to Talk About the Elephant in the Room?" 17 Legal Ethics __ (2014) (Oxford/Hart, forthcoming)

"Transnational Legal Practice (International) [2010-2012]," 47 Int’l L. 485 (2013)

"Transnational Legal Practice (United States) [2010-2012]," 47 Int’l L. 499 (2013)

"Trends in Global and Canadian Lawyer Regulation," 76 Saskatchewan L. Rev. 145 (2013)

"Creating an International Network of Lawyer Regulators: The 2012 International Conference of Legal Regulators," 18 The Bar Examiner (June 2013)

“Adopting Regulatory Objectives for the Legal Profession,” 80 Fordham L. Rev. 2685 (with Steve Mark and Tahlia Gordon, 2012)

“Trends and Challenges in Lawyer Regulation: The Impact of Globalization and Technology,” 80 Fordham L. Rev. 2661 (with Steve Mark and Tahlia Gordon, 2012)

"International Initiatives That Facilitate Global Mobility in Higher Education," 2011 Mich. St. L. Rev. 305

"Preserving the Rule of Law in the 21st Century: The Importance of Infrastructure and the Need to Create a Global Lawyer Regulatory Umbrella Organization," 2012 Mich. St. L. Rev.735 (2012)

“From GATS to APEC: The Impact of Trade Agreements on Legal Services,” 43 Akron L. Rev. 875 (2010)

“Transnational Legal Practice: 2009 Year-in-Review,” 44 Int’l L. 563 (2010)

“An Introduction to the Financial Action Task Force and the FATF’s 2008 Lawyer Guidance,” J. Prof. L. 3 (2010)

“The European Commission Project Regarding Competition in Professional Services,” 28 Nw J. Int’l L. & Bus. 1 (2009)

“The Future Regulation of the Legal Profession: The Impact of Treating the Legal Profession as ‘Service Providers,’” J. Prof. L. 189 (2008)

“The Legal World is Flat: Globalization and its Effect on Lawyers Practicing in Non-Global Law Firms,” 28 NW J. Int’l L. & Bus. 527 (2008)

“The Bologna Process and Its Impact on Europe: Much More than Degree Changes,” 41 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 107 (2008)