Richard Susskind published a book called TOMORROW’S LAWYERS (Oxford U.P.*2003). He predicted that there would be more in-house counsel in the future.  He appears to have been right as of now (10/15/14). At the same time, when he made that prediction in 2003, he had a number of nasty things to say about company Legal Departments before that time. (“They need vast improvement.”) He was wrong.  He was full of shit, to use the language of the “Street.” Which “Street”?  This blog is nothing more than a bibliography of some works showing how blurred his vision was and is. . .how one of the leading self-proclaiming narcissists of the world–finishing not far behind Ralph Lauren–should either punish himself or open his mind.  Me? I say he should just bang his head against the nearest wall. (*As for Oxford U.P., it used to me one of the leading academic publishers around. That has changed.  It has cheapened itself horribly.)

Bamberger, Kenneth A.,
Technologies of Compliance: Risk and Regulation in a Digital Age.
Texas Law Review, Vol. 88, p. 669, 2010;
UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 1463727. Available at SSRN:

DeMott, Deborah A., The
Discrete Roles of General Counsel, 74 FORDHAM L. REV. 955 (2005).

Galanter, Marc S. and Henderson, William D., The
Elastic Tournament: The Second Transformation
of the Big Law Firm. Stanford Law Review, Vol. 60, 2008; Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 108; Univ. of
Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1058.
Available at SSRN:

Lipson, Jonathan C., Who’s in the House? The
Changing Role and Nature of In-House and General
Counsel (November 1, 2011). Wisconsin Law Review, Vol. 2012, No. 2,
2012; Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies
Research Paper No. 1197. Available at SSRN:

Langevoort, Donald C., Getting (Too)
Comfortable: In-House Lawyers, Enterprise Risk and the Financial Crisis (November 22, 2011). Georgetown Law and
Economics Research Paper No. 11-27; Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No.
11-135. Available at SSRN:
Nelson, Robert, L., & Nielsen, Laura
B., Cops, Counsel, and Entrepreneurs: Constructing
the Role of Inside Counsel in Large Corporations, 34 L. & SOC’Y REV.
457,487 (2000).
Omari Scott Simmons, Omari S. and  Dinnage, James D.,  Innkeepers: A Unifying Theory of the In-House
Counsel Role, 41 SETON HALL L. REV. 77, 79 (2011).
Parker, Christine, Gordon, Tahlia Ruth
and Mark, Steve A., Regulating Law Firm Ethics
Management: An Empirical Assessment of an Innovation in Regulation of
the Legal Profession in New South Wales.
Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 37, Issue 3, pp. 466-500, September 2010. Available at SSRN: or
Rhode, Deborah L. (2011) “What
Lawyers Lack: Leadership,” University of St. Thomas Law Journal: Vol. 9:
Iss. 2, Article 3. Available at:
Schwarcz, Steven L., To Make or to Buy:
In-House Lawyering and Value Creation. Journal of
Corporation Law, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2007; Duke Law School Legal Studies
Paper No. 133. Available at SSRN:
Simon, William H., Where is the ‘Quality
Movement’ in Law Practice? (April 4, 2012). Wisconsin Law Review, Forthcoming;
Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2034503;
Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. WP 12-303. Available at SSRN:
Wilkins, David B., Is the In-house
Counsel Going Global? Assessing the Role of Internal Counsel in Emerging
Economies, 2012 WIS. L. REV. 251.