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Introduction to Lawyers in Canadian History

Wesley Pue

University of British Columbia (UBC), Faculty of Law

May 20, 2009

This paper "frames" the study of lawyers in Canadian history against major interpretations of the legal profession and legal professionalism including the historical self-understandings of organized legal professions in the common law world, market-control theorists, institutional, and cultural history approaches. The article serves as the introduction to a new book on THE PROMISE AND PERILS OF LAW: LAWYERS IN CANADIAN HISTORY, which includes essays on the history of legal education, the practice of law, Quebec's legal distinctiveness, constitutionalism and the rule of law, and issues in race, gender, and diversity.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 16

Keywords: legal profession, cultural history, market control, lawyers, barristers, solicitors

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Date posted: May 22, 2009  

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Pue, Wesley, Introduction to Lawyers in Canadian History (May 20, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1407830 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1407830

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