The Poodle Problem: Are Corporate Lawyers Still Professionals?

Dr Steven Vaughan is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Laws, University College London. His work spans lawyers’ ethics and regulation, legal education, environmental law, and corporate finance. A former ESRC Future Research Leader, Steven’s research to date on lawyers has looked at sexuality and the profession, at the ethics and professionalism of corporate finance and in-house lawyers, at the regulation of diversity, at homophily in the Supreme Court, and at how elite law firms ‘do’ CSR. He has written two monographs, two edited collections, and 27 further chapters/journal pieces since 2007, alongside pieces for The Times and The Guardian and speaking at the Hay Festival. Away from UCL, Steven has sat on the Education and the Policy Committees of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the LGBT Lawyers Division of The Law Society, and the Research Strategy Group of the Legal Services Board.