LLB (LSE), LLM (Warwick), LLM (Yale Law School), PhD sociology (Northwestern)
- Professor of Law
Professor John Flood became Professor of Law in 2015. Before coming to Griffith, he was the McCann FitzGerald Professor in International Law and Business at University College Dublin. John is Honorary Professor of Law at University College London and Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Westminster, London.
As a legal sociologist, John does research on the legal profession, globalization of law, large law firms, regulation of legal services, and legal education, using a number of research methods including ethnography, interviewing, and oral history. From 2012 to 2014 he held a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship examining changes in the regulation of the legal services market from a global perspective. More details of his research, blog, and including downloads of his publications can be found at www.johnflood.com and SSRN.
John is a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of the Legal Profession, Jotwell, Web Journal of Current Legal Issues, and the Journal of Professions and Organization.
He tweets at @JohnAFlood
- What Do Lawyers Do? An Ethnography of a Corporate Law Firm (Foreword by Lynn Mather), Quid Pro Books, 2013.
- 'Theories of Law Firm Globalization in the Shadow of Colonialism: A Cultural and Institutional Analysis of English and Indian Law Firms in the 20th and 21st Centuries', in The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization (eds) D Wilkins, D Trubek, V Khanna & P Mehta, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2015.
- The Global Challenges to Legal Education, Legal Education in the Global Context: Opportunities and Challenges (eds) C Gane & R Huang, Ashgate forthcoming 2015.
- 'Global Challenges for Legal Education: Competing for the World’s Law Students' (2015) 24 Nottingham Law Journal 79-93.
- 'Institutional Bridging: How Large Law Firms Engage in Globalization', (2013) 54(1) Boston College Law Review 1087-1121.
- 'Will There Be Fallout from Clementi? The Repercussions for the Legal Profession after the Legal Services Act 2007', (2012) Michigan State Law Review 537-565.
- 'Entrepreneurship, Managerialism and Professionalism: The Case of the Legal Profession in England and Wales', (with D Muzio) in Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship in Professional Services 369-386 (eds) M Reihlen & A Werr, Edward Elgar 2012.
- 'The Re-Organization and Re-Professionalization of Large Law Firms in the 21st Century: From Patriarchy to Democracy' (2012) 36(2) Journal of the Legal Profession 415-439.
- 'Becoming a Cosmopolitan Lawyer' (with P Lederer) (2012) 80 (6) Fordham Law Review 2523-2539.
- 'Transnational Lawyering: Clients, Ethics and Regulation', in Lawyers in Practice: Ethical Decision Making in Context 176-196 (eds) L Mather & L Levin, University of Chicago Press 2012.
- 'The Re-Landscaping of the Legal Profession: Large Law Firms and Professional Re-Regulation', (2011) 59(4) Current Sociology 507-529.
- 'The Transformation of Access to Law and Justice in England 60 Years On', in Transformations in Access to Law and Justice (eds) J Pedroso & P Branca, CES Coimbra, 2011.
- 'Straight There No Detours: Direct Access to Barristers', (with A Whyte) (2010) 16(2) International Journal of the Legal Profession 131-152.
- 'Review Essay: Betting the System and Beating the House? Gillian Tett’s Story of the Financial Crisis: “Fool’s Gold—How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe”' (2009) 36(4) Journal of Law and Society 579-584.