Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 July 2000

416 Pages | 8 halftones

ISBN: 9780198207214

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Professors of the Law

Barristers and English Legal Culture in the Eighteenth Century

David Lemmings

The story of the English barristers and the culture of common law between 1690 and 1820 is a complex one. In Professors of the Law David Lemmings provides a wealth of detail about barristers' numbers, education, working habits, reputation, and self-image, and compares them with colonial American lawyers. The broad-ranging conclusion suggests that the bar ultimately failed English society and contributed to the marginalization of the common law.


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