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Lowering the bar : lawyer jokes and legal culture

Galanter, Marc, 1931-

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  • Creator Marc Galanter
  • Format Books
  • Publication Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2005.
  • Physical Details
    • xvii, 429 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
  • ISBNs 9780299213503, 0299213501
  • OCLC ocm58043102


Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-411) and index.

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