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Academics

Academics  

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The formal teaching of law in the United States has passed from individual attorneys acting as masters to their apprentices, through part-time attorneys acting as schoolmasters, to full-time ...
admission to practise law

admission to practise law  

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The point of entry to the profession of law as a lawyer (barrister or solicitor) entitled to practise. One is admitted to the practice of law (n) or admitted to ...
adversarial system

adversarial system  

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A judicial or political system that produces outcomes based on the rule-governed struggle between two or more opposed parties. Most commonly, the term refers to a criminal justice system in ...
Arabella Mansfield

Arabella Mansfield  

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(born Burlington, Iowa, 23 May 1846; died Aurora, Ill., 2 August 1911).Born Belle Aurelia Babb, she subsequently became known as Arabella. She graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College in 1866 ...
Bar Associations

Bar Associations  

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The first bar associations in America consisted of self-selected groups of socially well-connected eighteenth-century lawyers who joined together on a local basis for social events, group study, and ...
Bar Examination

Bar Examination  

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Law
For the past 175 years, the bar examination has been used to protect consumers of legal services by assuring that each applicant for admission to the bar demonstrates that he ...
Belva Ann Lockwood

Belva Ann Lockwood  

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(born Royalton, N.Y., 24 October 1830; died Washington, D.C., 19 May 1917).She graduated from Genesee College (later Syracuse University) in 1857 and began a career teaching, moving to Washington ...
Civil procedure

Civil procedure  

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One of the eleven core subjects a law student must pass to qualify as a candidate for admission to practise law. See Priestley eleven.Civil procedure is the process by ...
Clarence Darrow

Clarence Darrow  

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(1857–1938),Ohio-born lawyer, mainly associated with Chicago, was noted for his defense of labor organizations, acting as counsel for Debs in the case resulting from the Pullman strike; for William ...
Courtroom Milieu

Courtroom Milieu  

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An understanding of the narrative value of the courtroom milieu is evident as early as Charles Dickens's Bleak House (1852–53), but the setting does not find a firm place in ...
Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster  

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(1782–1852)American statesman and orator, born in New Hampshire. He rose to great eminence in the law courts, the American House of Representatives and Senate, and in public speeches, when ...
Education and Training

Education and Training  

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This entry contains two subentries: Naval Training, Nautical CertificationThe origins of formal naval education and training date from the last quarter of the seventeenth century and were ...
Educator, Legal

Educator, Legal  

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In colonial America, law was learned by self-directed reading of law books or by apprenticeship to a practicing lawyer—by reading his law books, and by observing proceedings in court. It ...
Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Legal

Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Legal  

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In 1817 David Hoffman, a Baltimore lawyer and educator, published Fifty Resolutions in Regard to Professional Deportment, the earliest statement in the United States of lawyers’ professional ethics. ...
food supply

food supply  

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GreekFor Greek city‐states of the Archaic and Hellenistic periods the ethos of autarky dominated the ideology of food supply. Few Greek cities ever outgrew the food production capacities of their ...
Forms of Legal Practice

Forms of Legal Practice  

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The principal forms of the practice of law include the private practice of law, employment by a for-profit entity (known as corporate or in-house counsel), and government practice. A smaller ...
Gentleman Thief

Gentleman Thief  

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The gentleman thief is a man of good breeding who makes his living by dishonest means. A literary descendant of the gallant highwayman found in such early fiction as “The ...
government lawyers

government lawyers  

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Government lawyers are qualified lawyers (either barristers or solicitors) employed by the Crown, who act as lawyers for the government, and often for its executive agencies. Like other in‐house ...
John Adams

John Adams  

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(1735–1826)US Federalist statesman, 2nd President of the USA (1797–1801). He was a key figure in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and was minister to Britain (1785–88).
John W. Davis

John W. Davis  

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(b. Clarksburg, West Virginia, 13 Apr. 1873; d. Charleston, South Carolina, 24 Mar. 1955)US; lawyer, diplomat, and presidential nominee The son of a lawyer, Davis spent much of his own career in ...

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