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Lawyers, Courts, And The Rise Of The Regulatory State, R. C. B. Risk Nov 1984

Lawyers, Courts, And The Rise Of The Regulatory State, R. C. B. Risk

Dalhousie Law Journal

In 1883, when Dalhousie Law School was created, lawyers in England, the United States, and Canada stood at the edge of a watershed. Massive changes in the law began during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries - changes in doctrine, institutions, practice, and ways of thinking. I cannot imagine how I might describe these changes in one short paper, even if I understood them all. Instead, I have chosen to talk about one large strand, regulation, because it is an important feature of law in the twentieth century and because it offers an opportunity to consider some distinctive characteristics of ...