Chicago Lawyers; The Social Structure of the Bar

Chicago Lawyers; The Social Structure of the Bar

by John Heinz, Edward Laumann
     
 

The legal profession is stratified primarily by the character of the clients served, not by the type of legal service rendered, as John P. Heinz and Edward O. Laumann convincingly demonstrate. In their classic study of the Chicago bar, the authors draw on interviews with nearly 800 lawyers to show that the profession is divided into two distinct

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The legal profession is stratified primarily by the character of the clients served, not by the type of legal service rendered, as John P. Heinz and Edward O. Laumann convincingly demonstrate. In their classic study of the Chicago bar, the authors draw on interviews with nearly 800 lawyers to show that the profession is divided into two distinct hemispheres—corporate and individual—and that this dichotomy is reflected in the distribution of prestige among lawyers.

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Revised edition of a work originally published in 1983 (Russell Sage Foundation). The authors draw on interviews with some 800 lawyers to analyze the allocation of status, power, and economic reward in the profession and the nature of the social structure organizing lawyers' roles in the bar and the larger community. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810111899
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1994
Edition description:
2
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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John P. Heinz is the Owen L. Coon Professor of Law at Northwestern University and Distinguished Research Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Edward O. Laumann is the George Herbert Mead Distinguished Professor of Sociology and former provost of the University of Chicago.

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