ABEL, Richard, ed. LEWIS, Philip S.C., ed.
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
Seller ID: 112236
ABEL, Richard, and Philip S.C. Lewis, eds. Lawyers in Society, Volume One :The Common Law World. Edted by Richard L. Abel and Philip S.C. Lewis. Berk eley / Los Angeles / London : University of California Press, (1988). FirstPrinting. Pp. (4),v-xii,1-399,(3). 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to s pine. Includes edited papers from a conference held in Bellagio, Italy, July 16-21, 1984. "The legal profession is one of the most discussed and leastunderstood 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 apreserve 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. Contents: 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 tothe Servants of Capital (by Georgina Murray); 8. Past and Present: A Socio logical Portrait of the Indian Legal Profession (by J.S. Gandhi).Very goodin dustjacket. 60.00