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A Nation Under Lawyers

A Nation Under Lawyers

How the Crisis in the Legal Profession Is Transforming American Society

Mary Ann Glendon

ISBN 9780674601383

Publication date: 03/01/1996

Mary Ann Glendon’s A Nation Under Lawyers is a guided tour through the maze of the late-twentieth-century legal world, in which even lawyers themselves can lose their bearings. Glendon depicts the legal profession as a system in turbulence, where a variety of beliefs and ideals are vying for dominance. Dramatizing issues and events through stories of lawyers and laypersons caught up in the currents of change, she provides a frank assessment of the people and ideas that are transforming our law-dependent culture.


  • One of the most accessible and best-written books about the legal profession in the last few years.

    —David Luban, New York Times Book Review


  • Mary Ann Glendon is Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

Book Details

  • 352 pages
  • 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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