Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 4:10pm to 6:00pm

Critical Analysis of Law Workshop 


Ronit Dinovitzer, Dept. of Sociology, University of Toronto
Sida Liu, Dept. of Sociology and Law, University of Toronto
Abdi Aidid, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto 

The Future of the Legal Profession: A Conversation 

Thursday October 14, 2021
4:10pm – 6:00pm

Location: Solarium 

**Zoom Meeting details for guests attending on-line
Meeting ID: 947 7922 6929
Passcode: 979214

Ronit Dinovitzer is Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. She is also a Faculty Fellow at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, where she is Co-Director of the Research Group on Legal Diversity, and Affiliated Faculty in Harvard’s Program on the Legal Profession. Ronit is a sociologist of the professions. Through her research on the legal profession, Ronit draws together analyses of the professions with research in social policy, including the social organization of lawyers, the context of labor markets, and the role of gender and diversity in professional careers. Ronit’s work also attends to the role of ethics within professional practice.

Sida Liu is Associate Professor of Sociology and Law at the University of Toronto. He received his LL.B. degree from Peking University Law School and his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. Professor Liu has conducted extensive empirical research on China’s legal reform and legal profession. In addition to his empirical work, he also writes on theories of law, professions, and social spaces. Professor Liu is the author of three books in Chinese and English, most recently, Criminal Defense in China: The Politics of Lawyers at Work (with Terence C. Halliday, Cambridge University Press, 2016). He has also published many articles in leading law and social science journals.

Abdi Aidid researches and teaches in the areas of civil adjudication (with a focus on procedure and ethics), torts, and law & technology. He received his B.A. from the University of Toronto, his J.D. from Yale Law School and will receive his LL.M from the Faculty of Law in 2021. Professor Aidid previously practiced litigation and arbitration at Covington & Burling LLP in New York City and most recently served as the VP, Legal Research at Blue J, where he oversaw the development of machine learning-enabled research and analytics tools. Professor Aidid is a Faculty Affiliate at the Centre for Ethics and a member of the Ethics of AI Lab. Prior to

joining the Faculty of Law full-time in 2021, he served as an Adjunct Professor.


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