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Latin American Lawyers: A Historical Introduction

Rogelio Perez-Perdomo


This book provides a history of the intellectual training and social placement of lawyers in Latin America. The book examines the Roman legal roots of the Latin American tradition and traces the development of legal education and practice in Latin America from the sixteenth 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.

Keywords: intellectual training, social placement, lawyers, Latin America, legal education, sixteenth century, elite power, social stratification, building nations, law schools

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780804751261
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804751261.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rogelio Perez-Perdomo, author

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