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A Nation under Lawyers

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PAPERBACK

$43.50 • £34.95 • €39.00

ISBN 9780674601383

Publication Date: 03/01/1996

Short

352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

8 halftones

Not for sale in UK & British Commonwealth (except Canada)

Glendon’s analysis has historical depth and ideological subtlety: she recognizes both the strengths and the weaknesses of the past and states that the number of lawyers matters less than what those lawyers do.Publishers Weekly

Poor old civilization finally has an eloquent lawyer to defend it.—Judith Martin, "Miss Manners"

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

Glendon argues powerfully...[A Nation Under Lawyers is] a witty and concise book...about the profession’s "crisis"; possibly the best of the many such books; certainly the easiest to read...This fine book will make us think.—Richard A. Posner, New Republic

Awards & Accolades

  • Mary Ann Glendon Is a 2005 National Humanities Medal Winner
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