Summary: 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 i
deas that are transforming our law-dependent culture.
Summary: 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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:94 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Harvard University Press Published: 03/01/1996 International: No
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Mary Ann Glendon is Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Her books include Abortion and Divorce in Western Law (Harvard).
"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
"The finest book about the law and lawyers that I have ever read...[It] is both a clarion wake-up call for the legal profession and a bracing tonic for every law student, lawyer, judge, and law professor whose enthusiasm for law and life needs pumping up."
--Patrick W. O'Brien, Chicago Bar Association Record
"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."
"Poor old civilization finally has an eloquent lawyer to defend it."
--Judith Martin, "Miss Manners"
Harvard University Press March, 2000
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