Elizabeth Chambliss is the Henry Harman Edens Professor of Law and the Director of the NMRS Center on Professionalism at the University of South Carolina School of Law. She studies the organization and regulation of the legal profession and the effects of globalization and information technology on the U.S. legal services market. Much of her research has focused on the management and regulation of large law firms, with a particular focus on the professionalization of law firm general counsel. She also has written about the challenges facing U.S. legal education and continues to be active in debates about legal education reform. Her current research focuses on new models for legal services delivery, and the development of legal and methodological standards for evidence-based lawyer regulation.
Professor Chambliss serves on the South Carolina Access to Justice Commission, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Legal Services Design Project, and the Editorial Advisory Board of Law & Society Review. She received her B.S. from the College of Charleston and her J.D. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin.