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Association of American Law Schools

Association of American Law Schools  

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The Association of American Law Schools was founded in 1900, with thirty-two law schools as charter members, for the purpose of improving the legal profession through legal education. The association ...
Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Association of Trial Lawyers of America  

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A not-for-profit voluntary association, was created in 1946 by workers' compensation attorneys. It quickly expanded its membership to include all trial lawyers who represent plaintiffs in tort-law ...
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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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 ...
comparative Law

comparative Law  

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Comparative law involves a process of drawing lessons from a confrontation of two or more legal systems. Comparison is a method which can serve a number of purposes. It can ...
Computerized Research

Computerized Research  

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The use of computers for the storing and retrieval of legal information is a relatively new but essential tool for legal research. The traditional bibliographic tools for legal research were ...
Corporate Law Practice

Corporate Law Practice  

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The practice of law in the United States is conventionally divided into two broad categories: litigation and “transactional” law. The public perception of practicing lawyers is often one of ...
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. ...
Gender and Law

Gender and Law  

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The relationship between gender and American law is paradoxical. Law has been the source of significant gender inequality, reflecting a social and cultural consensus that justifies inequality as ...
judge

judge  

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N.A state official with power to adjudicate on disputes and other matters brought before the courts for decision. In English law all judges are appointed by the Monarch, on the advice of the Lord ...
Law and Society Association

Law and Society Association  

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The Law and Society Association (LSA) was founded in 1964 by a small group of social scientists and law professors. Today it has about 1,600 members, most of whom are ...
Law and Society Movement

Law and Society Movement  

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The term “law and society” refers to an association of scholars, a journal of academic research, and a collection of empirical approaches to understanding how law works. As an intellectual ...
Law Society

Law Society  

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The professional body for solicitors in England and Wales, incorporated by royal charter in 1831. The Society exists both to further the professional interests of solicitors and to discharge ...
lawyer

lawyer  

A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client it is unwise to believe that self-knowledge and self-interest will equip you to be your own advocate; proverbial saying, early 19th century.See ...
legal realism

legal realism  

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A largely instrumental and empirical approach to law developed in the first half of the 20th century in the USA (American legal realism) and Scandinavia ( Scandinavian legal realism). It rejects the ...
literature and Law

literature and Law  

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‘A lawyer without … literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of th(is), he may venture to call himself an architect.’ With this line ...
Roscoe Pound

Roscoe Pound  

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(1870–1964)US legal scholar and influential Dean of Harvard Law School, widely considered the ‘Dean of American jurisprudence’. See also legal realism; profession.
Simeon Eben (1840–1927) Baldwin

Simeon Eben (1840–1927) Baldwin  

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Lawyer, judge, founder, and later president of the American Bar Association.Baldwin lived almost his entire life in New Haven, Connecticut. A graduate of Yale University, Baldwin attended Yale Law ...
sole practitioner

sole practitioner  

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A sole proprietor who has a professional practice as an accountant, solicitor, etc.

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