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Legal Culture and the Legal Profession

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ISBN13: 9780813389356
ISBN: 0813389356
Published: June 1997
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Distinguished scholars in law and the social sciences examine the state of American legal culture, particularly adversarial legalism, in light of the criticisms of the current anti-lawyer movement. They assess the strengths and weaknesses of this culture, its impact on the broader society, and its recent spread to other countries. The American legal system is under heavy attack for the impact it is supposed to have on American culture and society generally. A common complaint of the anti-lawyer movement is that under the influence of lawyers we have become a litigious society, in the process undermining traditional American values such as self-reliance and responsibility.In this volume a group of distinguished scholars in law and the social sciences explores these questions. Neither an apology for lawyers nor a critique, Legal Culture and the Legal Profession examines the successes and the problems of the U. S. legal system, its impact on the broader culture, and the spread of American legal culture abroad.

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Legal Cultures and the Legal Profession: Introduction; (Lawrence M. Friedman and Harry N. Scheiber. ); American Lawyers, Legal Cultures, and Adversarial Legalism; (Robert A. Kagan. ); Are We a Litigious People?; (L. M. Friedman. ); The Assault on Civil Justice: The Anti-Lawyer Dimension; (Marc Galanter. ); The Globalization of Judicial Review; (Martin Shapiro. ); Americanization of Law: Reception or Convergence?; (Wolfgang Wiegand. ); Courts and the Construction of Racial and Ethnic Identity: Public Law Litigation in the Denver Schools; (Rachel F. Moran.)