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Professors of the Law : barristers and English legal culture in the Eighteenth Century

Author: David Lemmings
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2003.
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This work plores the culture of common law during the 18th century along with the popular reputation and self-image of the law and lawyers in the context of declining popular participation in  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Lemmings
ISBN: 0198207212 9780198207214
OCLC Number: 166024628
Description: XIV, 399 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: I. INTRODUCTION: TWO STORIES OF THE LAW ; Historians, the Law, and Eighteenth-Century Society ; Another Story of the Law: the Reputation of Lawyers and the Courts ; II. THE WORK OF THE BAR AND WORKING LIFE ; Advocacy and Pleading: The Shape of Barristers Work ; Counselling and Conveying ; Everyday Life ; III. BARRISTERS AND PRACTISERS: NUMBERS AND PROSPECTS ; Barristers and Non Practisers ; Practisers: Supply and Demand ; The Characteristics of Litigation: A Crisis in Westminster Hall? ; Prospects for Barristers: Keeping Life Going ; IV. GENTLEMEN BRED TO THE LAW: INDUCTION AND LEGAL EDUCATION ; Motives and Qualifications: Hopes and Dreams ; The Failure of Institutions: Education at the Universities and the Inns ; A Dry and Disgusting Study: Learning the Law ; A Cultural Challenge? ; V. PRACTICE AT THE CENTRE: WESTMINSTER HALL AND ITS SATELLITES ; Starting Out: Launching A Practice ; Winners and Losers: The Distribution of Work in Westminster Hall ; Getting On: Practices, Fees, and Incomes ; VI. PRACTICE AT THE MARGINS: THE OLD BAILEY AND THE COLONIES ; Tribunes of the People: The Old Bailey Bar Law, Lawyers, and ; Ireland and America: Colonial Bars and Barristers ; Law, Lawyers, and 1776: Contrasting American Attorneys and English Barristers ; VII. ADVANCEMENT AND INDEPENDENCE ; Rank and Status at the Inns of Court: Internal Promotion ; Patronage, Politics, and Office: External Promotion ; Serving the State? The Independence of Bar and Bench ; VIII. CONCLUSION: THE CULTURE OF THE BAR AND THE RECESSION OF THE COMMON LAW ; Collective Life and Rituals 24. Self-Images: Collective Self-Esteem and Legitimating Concepts ; Self-Images: Collective Self-Esteem and Legitimating Concepts ; Consequences? : The Failure of the Bar and Recession of the Common Law ; Appendix A: Methodology and Biographical Notes for Barrister Samples, 1719-21 and 1769-71 ; Appendix B: A Prescription for Educating a Barrister, 1736 ; Appendix C: Leading Counsel In Kings Bench, Exchequer, Common Pleas, and Chancery, 1720, 1740, 1770, 1790 ; Appendix D: A Junior Barrister's Complaints about the Selection and Advantage of King's Counsel, 1750
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Meaty study ... Professors of the Law is a treasure trove of new analysis and information about the working lives and cultural impact of barristers in the long eighteenth century. * Penelope J. Read more...

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