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Lawrence M. Friedman and Grant M. Hayden

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190460587

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190460587.001.0001

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The American Legal Profession

The American Legal Profession

Chapter:
(p.237) 13 The American Legal Profession
Source:
American Law
Author(s):

Lawrence M. Friedman

Grant M. Hayden

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190460587.003.0013

This chapter examines the role of lawyers in American society. It starts with a historical sketch of the legal profession. It then discusses what, exactly, most lawyers do on a day-to-day basis. Finally, it examines a number of features of the legal profession, including what kinds of people become lawyers, legal education, bar associations and the bar examination, and the role of lawyers in modern society.

Keywords:   lawyers, attorneys, legal profession, law firms, legal education, law school, bar examination, bar associations, legal malpractice, social justice

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