Legal Spirits: Myths and Symbols of the Legal Profession
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Title: Legal Spirits: Myths and Symbols of the Legal Profession Author: Francesca Trop Publisher: Francesca Trop Theme: Quebec and Canadian art Format: Hardcover Pages: 54 Dimension: 26 x 30 cm Language: English Release date: 2018 ISBN: 9782981738028
Why do lawyers wear robes?
Why are those robes always black?
What is the origin of the jabot, the hood, the wig?
How long has the legal profession existed?
What do we know about judges and juries?
This book looks at the origins of many symbols of the legal world with an original eye and meticulous research. By helping jurists to decode their world, it presents a new perspective on their profession.
Placing each symbol in its historic or cultural context, the author’s comments shed fresh light on the physical manifestations of legal power and debunk a few urban legends along the way.
Each topic is illustrated with an original work by the author, a defrocked lawyer, artist and painter.