Chicago Lawyers: The Social Structure of the Bar

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Northwestern University Press, 1994 - Law - 222 pages
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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The Organization of Lawyers Work
Social Differentiation within
Honor among Lawyers
The Constituencies of Notable Chicago
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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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