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5 - The lawyers

Elsevier Ltd
DOI: 10.1533/9780857094612.2.117
  • Lawyers
  • Legal Profession
  • Legal Education
  • Zhang Sizhi
  • Jiang Ping
  • Pu Zhiqiang
  • Education
  • Law


Abstract: This chapter looks at lawyers and their role within the legal system. It starts with the history of the legal profession and its evolution within the People’s Republic of China, including the birth of the current profession following the promulgation of relatively recent laws. There is also a discussion of legal education and regulation of the legal profession. The chapter ends with profiles of several well-known lawyers.

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