The Impact of Global Developments on U.S. Legal Ethics During the Past Thirty Years

Laurel Terry


This Article is written to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. After exploring what the world of legal ethics looked like thirty years ago, this Article analyzes how global developments have affected U.S. lawyer regulation and legal ethics dialogue since that time. It does so in several different ways. It begins by analyzing the growth pattern of articles published in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics that have addressed or been influenced by global developments. The Article continues by identifying global societal developments, global legal developments, and global dialogue that have contributed to the evolution of legal ethics over the past thirty years. This Article concludes with a section that celebrates the past and future role of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics