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Professors of the Law: Barristers and English Legal Culture in the Eighteenth Century

David Lemmings

Abstract

What happened to the culture of common law and English barristers in the long eighteenth century? In this wide-ranging sequel to Gentlemen and Barristers: The Inns of Court and the English Bar, 1680–1730, the author not only anatomises the barristers and their world; he also explores the popular reputation and self-image of the law and lawyers in the context of declining popular participation in litigation, increased parliamentary legislation, and the growth of the imperial state. He shows how t ... More

Keywords: common law, barrister, English law, eighteenth century, litigation, parliamentary legislation, government, bar, judiciary, legal culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207214
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207214.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Lemmings, author
University of Newcastle

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