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Legal Ethics

Legal Ethics (2nd edn)

Jonathan Herring
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date: 18 July 2024

p. 472. The social context of the legal professionlocked

p. 472. The social context of the legal professionlocked

  • Jonathan HerringJonathan HerringProfessor in Law at Exeter College, University of Oxford

Abstract

This chapter looks at lawyers in a broad social context. Lawyers hold a position of privilege within society by virtue of their knowledge about the law. It explores why lawyers have this special status and the role that they play in the broader society. It shows that the legal profession is under challenge from a number of directions.

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