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The United States’ legal system has its basis in the common law tradition of English law. However, the most important source of US law is the United States Constitution. There are over 1,100,000 licensed lawyers in the United States, making it the worlds’ biggest legal profession.


Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Promoting solicitors’ interests

With the conclusion of the fourth round of negotiations for the EU – US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) we look at the opportunity to deliver an improved trade in legal services between the EU and the US by tackling practice rights and market access blocks on either side of the Atlantic.

ABA International 2014 spring meeting: are you going?

The ABA Section of International Law heads to New York for its spring meeting 2014, 1 - 5 April. The meeting will bring together over 1500 international practioners for a programme of seminars and networking events.

ABA approves new policy positions at midyear meeting

The American Bar Association adopted policies related to the right to food, human trafficking and courthouse security, among other topics, when the association’s policymaking body convened during the 2014 ABA Midyear Meeting in Chicago.

ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education publishes findings

The American Bar Association Task Force on the Future of Legal Education has released its final report, which calls on law schools, bar associations, regulators and others to redesign the financial model now prevalent in law schools, revise the system that accredits law schools to permit more experimentation and innovation, and expand opportunities for delivery of legal services.