Title:Lawyers in Society, Volume One : The Common Law World. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1988, ISBN:0520056035 1988
ISBN Number: 0520056035 / 9780520056039
Seller ID: 112236
ABEL, Richard, and Philip S.C. Lewis, (eds.). Lawyers in Society, Volume One : The Common Law World. Eidted by Richard L. Abel and Philip S.C. Lewis. Berkeley / Los Angeles / London : University of California Press, (1988). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-xii,1-399,(3). With tables in the text. 8vo (159 x 234 mm), red cloth with gilt lettering to spine.
Includes edited papers from a conference held in Bellagio, Italy, July 16-21, 1984.
Philip Simon Coleman Lewis.
"The legal profession is one of the most discussed and least understood occupational categories in contemporary society. Are there too many lawyers wasting human resources and hampering political and economic activity, or are there too few to provide adequate representation for all? Does a career in law permit social mobility or has the profession remained a preserve of privilege? The essays in this volume offer readers inside and outside the legal system a solid sociological foundation for addressing these questions and many others." - from the dustjacket.
1. Introduction by Philip S.C. Lewis;
2. England and Wales: A Comparison of the Professional Projects of Barristers and Solicitors (by Richard L. Abel);
3. The Legal Profession in Scotland: An Endangered Species or a Problem Case for Market Theory? (by Alan A. Paterson);
4. Canadian Lawyers: A Peculiar Professionalism (by Harry W. Arthurs, Richard Weisman, and Frederick H. Zemans);
5. United States: The Contradictions of Professionalism (by Richard L. Abel);
6. The Australian Legal Profession: From Provincial Family Firms to Multinationals (by David Weisbrot);
7. New Zealand Lawyers: From Colonial GPs to the Servants of Capital (by Georgina Murray);
8. Past and Present: A Sociological Portrait of the Indian Legal Profession (by J.S. Gandhi). With index.