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Lawyers and their Society

A Comparative Study of the Legal Profession in Germany and in the United States

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674422704

Publication Date: 01/01/1973

254 pages


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Comparative examination reveals striking differences between the legal profession in Germany and in the United States. Most of these differences clearly reflect the contrasting place of lawyers in the two societies: their standing in the social structures of power, their relation to distinctive traditions of moral and political orientation, and their social background and education. Dietrich Rueschemeyer focuses on lawyers in private practice and compares the work done by lawyers in the two countries, the different kinds of law firms, patterns of specialization, distinctions of skill, prestige and income within each bar, the norms of legal ethics, and the organization of professional associations.

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