Steven Alan Childress

Tulane University - Law School

Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives, Vol. 2, p. 930, 2007
Tulane Public Law Research Paper No. 07-15

This entry summarizes the definition, roles, and organization of lawyers and the legal profession, from an American and comparative perspective. Discussion includes legal education and entry into the profession, identification and counting of members, regulation of lawyers, scholarly views on the profession, and sociological issues involving women and minorities. Geographic examples include the U.S. and United Kingdom, as well as such civil law jurisdictions as Japan, France, and Germany. Given that there is no shared concept of the legal profession, cross-cultural comparisons are difficult and often erroneous, but often make political fodder. Current and classic writings on the legal profession are considered.

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Date posted: March 4, 2008 ; Last revised: March 18, 2008

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Childress, Steven Alan, Lawyers. Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives, Vol. 2, p. 930, 2007; Tulane Public Law Research Paper No. 07-15. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1100186

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Tulane University - Law School ( email )
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New Orleans, LA 70118
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