Advice on the Study and Practice of the Law: With Directions for the Choice of Books : Addressed to Attorneys' Clerks

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 1824 - Law - 248 pages
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Wright, William. Advice on the Study and Practice of the Law: With Directions for the Choice of Books. Addressed to Attorneys' Clerks. London: Printed for Charles Hunter, 1824. x, 248 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2003053955. ISBN 1-58477-370-7. Cloth. $95. * Reprint of the third edition, enlarged. This book was written in the spirit of earlier guides by Fulbeck, Doderidge and Philips, but with a particular emphasis on the needs of clerks. It addresses a clerk's duties, the relationship between clerks and attorneys, ways to work more effectively and other practical matters. Wright is also interested in the clerk's intellectual development. To this end he recommends a rich curriculum of jurisprudential, political, historical and literary works and encourages the study of old court hands and Latin. Like his predecessors, Wright dispenses a good deal of moral advice as well. Equally fascinating and charming, this treatise offers a rich perspective on English clerks during the age of Austen, Dickens and Trollope.

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On Industry and Temperance
On the Study of the Law of Nature and Nations
On the Study of the Civil Law
On the Study of History
On the Study of the English Constitution
On Practice and on attending Courts of Justice
On the Professional Duties of Attorneys
On the Old Law Writers
On Common Place Books
On the Latin Language
On Shorthand Writing
On Exercise
On Company

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William Wright graduated from Yale University in 1952. He is a "New York Times" bestselling author who has contributed to "Vanity Fair," "Town and Country," and the "New York Times."

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