Lawyers in Society

Lawyers in Society : An Overview

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This text offers a concise comparative introduction to the practice of law in a number of countries: England, Germany, Japan, Venezuala and Belgium. The essays guide the reader through the differing worlds of civil and common law, law in Europe and Asia, and first and third world legal systems. One contribution addresses the changing role of women in the profession (women comprise half of all new lawyers in most countries) and the changes they are bringing.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 375 pages
  • 158.75 x 234.95 x 19.05mm | 458g
  • Berkerley, United States
  • English
  • 0520203321
  • 9780520203327

Table of contents

Richard L. Abel and Philip S. C. Lewis, "Introduction" Richard L. Abel, "England and Wales: A Comparison of the Professional Projects of Barristers and Solicitors" Erhard Blackenburg and Ulrike Schultz, "German Advocates: A Highly Regulated Profession" Kahei Rokumoto, "The Present State of Japanese Practicing Attorneys: On the Way to Full Professionalization?" Luc Huyse, "Legal Experts in Belgium" Rogelio Perez Perdomo, "The Venezuelan Legal Profession: Lawyers in an Egalitarian Society" Carrie Menkel-Meadow, "Feminization of the Legal Profession: The Comparative Sociology of Women Lawyers" Richard L. Abel and Philip S. C. Lewis, "Putting Law Back into the Sociology of Lawyers"
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Review quote

"Breathtaking in its scope and brilliant in its coverage . . . a work that will be regarded as a classic for years to come."--Erwin Chemerinsky, "UCLA Law Review
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About Richard L. Abel

Richard L. Abel is Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles. Philip S.C. Lewis is Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.
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