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II. The Role of Legal Education
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Volume XVI: Civil Procedure | Chapter 3 (2002): The Organization of Lawyers and Judges

Completed May 1998

David S. Clark

A. Legal Professions

12. The definition. – To have a definition broad enough to permit comparative analysis of the legal professions in capitalist and socialist nations, developing1 and developed countries, western and eastern nations, and under civil law, common law, and religious law traditions, one must focus primarily on the cognitive dimension of law.2 Consequently, I w…

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David S. Clark, “II. The Role of Legal Education”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 27 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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