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Brundage's "The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession" - LAW AND RELIGION FORUM
The legal profession as we know it today was born between the 12th and 13th centuries in Europe, and most especially at the University of Bologna. The new lawyers practiced in church courts — indeed, as James Brundage notes in his magnificent study, The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession: Canonists, Civilians, and Courts (Chicago Press 2008): [P]rofessional …