Latin American Lawyers: A Historical Introduction

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Stanford University Press, 2006 - Law - 171 pages
This book is the first comprehensive history of the intellectual training and social placement of lawyers in Latin America. Pérez-Perdomo examines the Roman legal roots of the Latin American tradition and traces the development of legal education and practice in Latin America from the 16th century to the present. The main themes in the book are the relationship between lawyers and power, the place of lawyers in social stratification, the role of law and lawyers in building nations and maintaining elite power, the role of law schools, and the main intellectual trends in legal thought.

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Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo is Law School Dean at the Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela. He is coeditor of Legal Culture in the Age of Globalization: Latin America and Latin Europe (Stanford University Press, 2003).

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