Fashion & the Law: Who Cares What Judges and Attorneys Wear?

Most lawyers wear suits to court and to meet clients, and business casual in the office. But why? What are the dress codes and fashion rules for lawyers? Who decides and how did it get this way? In this video, featuring Stanford Law professor Richard Thompson Ford and Bloomberg Law columnist Vivia Chen, we explore the history of legal fashion and how the pandemic and the push for diversity may also be changing the norms of what lawyers wear to work.

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Most lawyers wear suits to court and to meet clients, and business casual in the office. But why? What are the dress codes and fashion rules for lawyers? Who decides and how did it get this way? In this video, featuring Stanford Law professor Richard Thompson Ford and Bloomberg Law columnist Vivia Chen, we explore the history of legal fashion and how the pandemic and the push for diversity may also be changing the norms of what lawyers wear to work.

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