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(p. 47) 2. The social context of the legal profession 

(p. 47) 2. The social context of the legal profession
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(p. 47) 2. The social context of the legal profession
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Jonathan Herring

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10.1093/he/9780198788928.003.0002
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date: 17 November 2019

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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