Lawyers in society /
edited by Richard L. Abel and Philip S.C. Lewis.
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1988-1989.
3 v. ; 24 cm.
0520056035 (v. 1 : alk. paper)
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Berkeley : University of California Press, c1988-1989.
0520056035 (v. 1 : alk. paper)
contents note
v. 1. The common law world -- v. 2. The civil law world -- v. 3. Comparative theories.
general note
Includes edited papers from a conference held in Bellagio, Italy, July 16-21, 1984.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographies and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1988-12:
The first of a three-volume series on lawyers in society. Succeeding volumes will be on lawyers in civil law nations, and on comparative theories of the role of lawyers. The present study is an outstanding treatment of the bar in England and Wales, Scotland, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, a separate chapter on each bar. The history, sociology, and economics of each bar are examined in some detail. This is a unique study, one that is long overdue. These practitioners are instrumental in our daily lives, and to those in power. We need to know more about them. Each piece, except for England and Wales, and the US, has an excellent bibliography, and there is an index. Highly recommended for public, college, university and law libraries. -L. E. Noble, Jr., Atlanta University
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