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

David Lemmings


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


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Lemmings, author
University of Newcastle