We've previously noted the publication of W. Wesley Pue's Lawyers’ Empire: Legal Professions and Cultural Authority, 1780-1950 (UBC Press, 2016). The book is now the subject of a special issue of the International Journal of the Legal Profession, edited by David Sugarman and Avrom Sherr. It will be published in March 2017 as IJLP 24:1, but individual contributions are available now on the journal’s website. (A recording of Professor Sugarman's comments on Professor Pue and his book is available here.) Here are the symposium's contents:
The commonwealth of lawyers?
Contesting the legal culture of professionalism
S.G.W. Archibald and liberal constitutionalism in Nova Scotia, 1820–1840
Lyndsay M. Campbell
Listening to "long-dead lawyers"
Lawyers’ Empire in the (African) colonial margins
Cultural politics and liberal legal education in the British Midlands and the Canadian West
Daniel R. Ernst
Lawyers’ Empire: Legal Professions and Cultural Authority, 1780–1950: a review
Lawyers’ Empire and The Great Transformation
Douglas C. Harris
Wes Pue’s lawyers
Lawyers, legal education and nation building: lessons from Lawyers’ Empire